Huawei RuralStar Pro Solution Wins GLOMO Award For Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

Huawei First RuralStar Pro commercial Launch in GuiZhou

Huawei RuralStar Pro Solution was named the winner of the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Award for ‘For Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets‘, presented Wednesday at MWC Barcelona 2021.

The GLOMOs showcase and celebrate the latest and best mobile and digital products, apps, devices, services, and initiatives to the world.  They are the connectivity industry’s most prestigious accolade, judged by the sector’s most prominent subject matter experts.

The award confirms that Huawei’s contribution to the digital lives of those in emerging markets is highly recognized by the industry.

The judges agreed: “A great example of how different technologies are combined and optimised to address the specific challenges of rural deployments, with huge potential across developing countries.”

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Huawei has developed a series of innovative mobile communication solutions for Cremote regions to address the low infrastructure level, the lack of stable energy supply and transmission, and the low installation and maintenance efficiency in some emerging markets.

In 2021, Huawei launched the industry’s first integrated access and backhaul solution — RuralStar Pro — achieving the highest integration (RF/baseband/backhaul integration) and effectively replacing traditional costly transmission modes of optical fibre, microwave, and satellite. In addition, Huawei’s smart PV solution has achieved pure green energy (no mains or no diesel generator).

In January 2021, China Unicom successfully deployed the simplified rural coverage solution RuralStar Pro in Maopo village, Guizhou province. Device installation and commissioning take only two hours, which is over 80% faster than the traditional site deployment.

Over 20k of RuralStar base stations have been deployed worldwide to provide MBB and voice services, bridging the digital divide for rural areas.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, network coverage in remote areas ensured that online classes were available to all students in all villages, and that the latest news and relief information was circulated to facilitate medical services in rural clinics, effectively avoiding large-scale transmission of the virus.

In addition, farmers have access to the latest information about the produce market and can lift themselves out of poverty through online sales. In Africa, mobile financial access is provided for those not covered by traditional banks, allowing for contactless transactions, helping governments quickly grant relief subsidies to those in need, and raising donations for disaster relief.

“To date, Huawei RuralStar family solutions have been commercially deployed at over 20,000 sites in more than 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. RuralStar Pro is the latest product of Huawei’s continuous investment in this field, which extends over many years,” David Guo, President of Huawei Wireless Network Site Product Line, said.

“It features high integration, fast deployment, and easy maintenance, and will accelerate the popularization of rural network coverage and bring digital life to every corner of the world.”


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