Huawei and UBC partnership agreement advances the future of communications

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is pleased to announce a three-year strategic partnership agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to support continued research in advanced communications with the Faculties of Applied Science and Science. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at the university by UBC President Santa Ono and Huawei Canada Research President Christian Chua.

“We are proud to be continuing our research with UBC through the signing of this partnership agreement” says Christian Chua, President Canada Research Centre. “UBC is a critical part of Vancouver and BC’s ICT Ecosystem, and we welcome the opportunity to support the growth of this global technology hub while helping to produce skilled students who will ultimately play a key role in Canada’s leading-edge communications competitiveness.”

The new research collaboration agreement between UBC and Huawei will establish a framework for partnerships in a wide range of R&D initiatives including next-generation communications, while accelerating the ability for Huawei and UBC to develop new research partnerships in areas such as data analytics.  Huawei is committing to invest between $2.5m and $3m over the next three years to support both new projects and a number of ongoing research initiatives in 5G-related project areas.

“This partnership formalizes and builds on the strong relationship between UBC and Hauwei,” said Professor Ono. “With this agreement, UBC researchers can work on new projects with an innovative company to advance communications technology.”

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News Date: October 17, 2017