PARIS, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Huawei, Chinese telecoms giant and Orange, French telecommunication group on Thursday signed an agreement to bolster partnership on 5G services and cloudification, the Chinese firm said.
With the new accord, the two companied will cooperate on key technologies related to 5G to "encourage innovation in three areas of 5G services: infrastructure, operations and ecosystem development."
In this context, they will collaborate on mobile network cloudification with open service interfaces, network flow cut and sharing 4G and 5G power in the frequency bands.
In addition, Huawei and Orange will focus on specific use scenarios for 5G such as ultra large coverage in Africa and energy efficiency, the statement added.
"We are pleased to announce this new milestone in our long-term cooperation with the Orange group on mobile technologies and in particular in view of the imminent arrival of 5G," said Zou Zhilei, president of the Huawei Carrier Business Group.
"It also shows our commitment to our best customers to help them build a better connected world," he added.
Alain Maloberti, vice president of Orange Labs Networks, said the accord is a part of plan to face "technological challenges that will make possible the future uses of augmented and virtual reality and ...improve the performance of our mobile network... when it is needed, for our customers in Europe and Africa."