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LG Uplus joins hands with Huawei for 5G

Two firms to conduct joint projects for next-generation network

South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus said Tuesday that it would beef up its partnership with Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei to develop technology for the next-generation 5G mobile network.

The two signed a memorandum of understanding in a ceremony in China, at which Kim Sun-tae, executive vice president of LG Uplus’ service development division, and Yang Chao Bin, chief marketing officer of the Chinese firm, discussed the details of the future collaboration. 
Kim Sun-tae (right), executive vice president of LG Uplus’ service development division, and Yang Chao Bin, chief marketing officer of Huawei, pose at a signing ceremony of an memorandum of understanding in Shanghai on Tuesday. LG Uplus
Kim Sun-tae (right), executive vice president of LG Uplus’ service development division, and Yang Chao Bin, chief marketing officer of Huawei, pose at a signing ceremony of an memorandum of understanding in Shanghai on Tuesday. LG Uplus

Both firms will participate in the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 from Wednesday to Friday.

“Such an MOU between the world’s leading (information and communications technology) firms is highly necessary to roll out new services and swiftly respond to the explosive growth of data traffic and new technology,” said the LG Uplus executive vice president, vowing to lead the network market in close partnership with Huawei.

The two partners pledged to work on developing network solutions and equipment for 5G and run joint laboratory and field tests.

The Huawei CMO also said that the two companies would make efforts for the standardization of 5G technologies to lead the global telecommunications industry.

By Kim Young-won  (wone0102@heraldcorp.com)
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