Huawei joins 5G Infrastructure Association Board

Huawei joins 5G Infrastructure Association Board

Huawei has been elected to join the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in Europe at the body's general assembly held in Bologna on June 26.

The vendor will be represented by Dr David Soldani of the Huawei European Research Centre. He and the company will play an advisory role in areas such as research and extending dialogue to a wider group of stakeholders.

The 5G Infrastructure Association is a €1.4 billion joint initiative between the European ICT industry and the European Commission, aimed at preparing the region for the next-generation technology.

In December, the organisation – in association with the EU – launched a 5G public-private partnership (PPP) to stimulate research for the technology in Europe. It will receive €700 million from the EU over the next seven years under the commission's Horizon 2020 research programme. The EU funding is expected to be matched by industry participants.