Huawei, Ufone 4G clinch prestigious GSMA GLOMO Award for Innovative Microwave SuperHub

Islamabad: Pakistani Ufone 4G, in collaboration with Chinese giant Huawei, on Monday afternoon achieved a remarkable feat by winning the prestigious GSMA GLOMO award in the category of ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets’ at the Mobile World Congress.

This accolade recognizes their groundbreaking solution, the Microwave SuperHub, which has revolutionized the utilization of microwave spectrum.

The Microwave SuperHub, a pioneering feature, was trialed and commercially deployed for the first time globally within the Ufone network during Q4 of 2023.

This innovation significantly enhances the spectral efficiency of the microwave spectrum, a vital asset in today’s dynamic digital landscape.

The ever-increasing demands of wireless technologies necessitate the efficient use of the microwave spectrum.

This becomes particularly crucial in the face of challenges confronting microwave backhaul networks, which have become more pronounced in emerging markets.

Countries with limited optical fiber infrastructure, such as many developing nations, rely heavily on microwave technology for their communication networks.

In response to these challenges, Huawei and Ufone 4G collaborated to unveil the groundbreaking SuperHub solution.

This joint effort represents a significant stride towards addressing the intensifying challenges in microwave backhaul networks, especially in regions where optical fiber footprints are limited.

The GSMA GLOMO award recognizes the innovative spirit and impactful contributions of Ufone 4G and Huawei in advancing telecommunications technology, particularly in catering to the needs of emerging markets.

The Microwave SuperHub stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in meeting the evolving demands of the digital era.