Huawei injects AU$30m into Sydney training centre

Huawei will be opening a training and development centre in Sydney to educate staff, customers, and students on its latest technologies.

Huawei is investing AU$30 million in a new training and development centre to be opened in Sydney.

The centre will offer education and training opportunities to Huawei staff and customers, as well as students from the Australian Technology Network of Universities and TAFE students, on the latest Huawei information and communication technology. Currently, Huawei sends staff members and customers to overseas training centres.

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the opening of the centre will mark the strengthening of the Australia-China skills relationship.

"Huawei's AU$30 million investment in the centre will enable Australians to train on the latest technology, including students undertaking placements as part of Huawei's Seeds for the Future initiative, which offers work experience to students from around the world," he said.

The Chinese technology giant has also announced that it has incorporated 4.5G and 5G in its small cell products, such as LampSite, Pico, Micro, and Book RRU, in the hope of delivering of mobile broadband (MBB) services at a capable of gigabits per second, shorten the end-to-end service delay to within 10 metres, and provide a 5-metre or higher positioning accuracy.

According to Huawei's acting CEO Eric Xu, mobile network operators are turning to small cells as a solution to help them increase their network capacity, while decreasing their input-output ratio and handling declining revenues as bandwidth increases.

"Rapidly growing MBB networks are currently made possible at the cost of deploying a large number of small cells to densify cellular networks, creating serious inter-cell interference," he said.

"To address this, Huawei has applied 5G technology to small cells, transforming cellular interference into channels for data exchange. This innovative solution makes it possible to significantly improve air interface efficiency, without the need to add hardware to existing networks and enabling operators to build subscriber-oriented networks."

In addition, Huawei has signed a global 4.5G network strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Disney, and China Unicorn Shanghai, with the intent of initially deploying the network at the Shanghai Disney Resort and introducing new services based on 4.5G, including smart parking, smart people flow management, and smart bands.

Over the next three years, there will also be plans to roll out service applications that rely on 4.5G, such as 2K/4K video services, virtual reality, and LTE-vehicle.