During the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) 2023, the concept of small box, big power and bigger business was presented via the LampSite solution.

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During the Broadband Africa Forum 2023, Telecom Review conducted an interview with Gary Lu, President of Network Marketing and Solutions Sales at Huawei. The host, Mathew Reed, Chief Analyst of Service Provider Markets at Omdia, led a discussion on broadband development in Africa, all-optical development in Africa, and other interesting topics.

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In the ever-evolving world of telecommunications, the race towards 5G technology has become the central focus for industry leaders and innovators. At the heart of this transformation are the concepts of GigaGreen, that seek to revolutionize the way we experience 5G connectivity. Fang Xiang, Vice President of Huawei's Wireless Network Product Line, sat down for an exclusive interview with Telecom Review to discuss the company's groundbreaking all bands evolution to 5G and the next-gen GigaGreen series of solutions designed to build best 5G networks.

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Notes from the Chief Editor

R&D and patents are the core  of the tech industry, and this why many companies such as Qualcomm, Sony, Apple, Ericsson, IBM, Samsung and others have spent millions and billions on their R&D in order to innovate new technology solutions. It has been not only to bring their own businesses to higher levels, but also for the financial revenues which can be generated.

In 2015, Ericsson won a case against Apple for using its technology over a registered patent, bringing hundreds of millions onto their balance sheet. The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and the new White Light Emitting Diode still generate income for Samsung and represent huge patent revenue on many company balance sheets.

As per The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPT), in the year 2014, there were more than 300,000 utility patents. On top was IBM, Samsung, Canon, Sony, Microsoft, Toshiba, Qualcomm and Google. Most were for inventions, rather than designs, where protecting one’s innovation is a must.

This why more requests to the USPT office were re-issued last year, a record high. Such patents allow companies to put their inventions on lockdown for up to two decades.


Many countries are following the US in order to help protect the innovation of local companies and to push for more R&D spend, particularly in Korea, Canada and Japan.

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