HANNOVER, Germany, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today announced that the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with research institute Fraunhofer ESK at CeBIT 2015 to jointly develop innovative ICT technologies for Industry 4.0 by leveraging their combined R&D expertise on industrial access router and 4G wireless technologies.

The partnership will enable Huawei and Fraunhofer ESK to achieve a deeper understanding of the possibilities that ICT technologies will open up for Industry 4.0 scenarios, including 4G wireless technologies and industry access routers. Both companies will research and develop Industry 4.0 solutions, comprising new ICT platforms, development work beyond 4G, as well as industrial wireless and wired communication technologies. Fraunhofer ESK will also work with Huawei to transform Huawei’s advanced Industry 4.0 lab to showcase products and solutions developed by this collaboration and its joint ICT capabilities to develop Industry 4.0 applications.

"Huawei aims to leverage the most advanced ICT technologies and innovations, and work with Fraunhofer ESK to jointly develop ICT solutions for various Industry 4.0 applications. This collaboration, which leverages Huawei’s advanced ICT technologies and Fraunhofer ESK’s expertise in R&D, will enhance the capabilities of industries across the world. Industry 4.0 is becoming a fundamental element for the digitalized world of the future and will bring dramatic improvements in productivity for the society in general," said Mr. Patrick Zhang, President of Marketing and Solutions Dept., Products and Solutions, Huawei. "Industry 4.0 is gaining a lot of momentum and we believe we can work together to shape the digital society of the future. Huawei will continue to strive to support the Industry 4.0 ecosystem by collaborating with partners in Europe like Fraunhofer ESK".

"We are excited to work with the world’s leading ICT solutions provider Huawei on shaping future ICT technologies for Industry 4.0. As experts in communications technologies, our constant endeavor is the research and development of communication technologies to ensure that it is reliable, secure and hence meet the requirements of the industry," said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rudi Knorr, Director of Fraunhofer ESK and Chair of Communications Systems at Augsburg University.

Looking into the future, Huawei will remain committed to open innovation and cooperation, creating greater value for its customers, driving the ICT industry, and ultimately contributing to building a better connected world.

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Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.

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