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Huawei’s Smart Rail Solution and 5G Network Support Laos-China Railway Grand Launch

Posted on December 6, 2021

CPC Central Committee General Secretary and Chairman Xi Jinping, and Chairman Thongloun SISOULITH, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee jointly attended the inauguration of the Laos-China Railway at the meeting on Friday. line. From the north in Kunming, China, to Vientiane Station in the south, the Laos-China railway is 1,035 kilometers long. The railway is of great importance for bilateral economic, social and cultural exchanges as well as for regional connectivity, and contributes to regional development and prosperity.

The journey between the Sino-Laotian border and the capital Vientiane has been reduced from 2 days to 3 hours. Departing from Kunming and arriving in Vientiane can now be done on the same day. This is the first railway in Laos, it transformed Laos from a “landlocked country” into a “land linked country”, strengthening regional connectivity and supply chain resilience. Business activities and travel between China and Southeast Asia have become more convenient and easier. The railroad brought the country into a new era for the region’s transportation network. The 1,035 kilometer long railway line will boost the various sectors of the region and help Laos regain its economy affected by the Covid epidemic.

Huawei Smart Railway Solution has supported the Laos-China Railway in digitization efforts, enabling advancements in safety and security in all aspects of the railway, including construction, operation and maintenance. At the same time, Huawei is working closely with telecommunications operators in Laos to build the broadband network, ensure stable connectivity, advanced technology has benefited the people and passengers of Laos.

“The launch of the Laos-China railway is a grand vision for the leaders of both countries, with the great efforts of all workers who have made this a reality in 5 years. Huawei worked with telecommunications operators in Laos to build the wireless network along the railroad tracks. 5G coverage will be available in the near future, so people can enjoy more stable, broadband and intelligent connectivity. Working on the train and making contact with friends and families anytime anywhere has become possible. Thanks for their great contribution! After opening the railroad, we should open the digital way, the digital way, a belt, a road. »Said by Dr Boviengkham VONGDARA, Minister of Technology and Communications of Laos

Huawei Laos Project Director Somlith Nammanininh said: “It is my great honor to participate in this grand opening and to support the ceremony. As a Laotian, I am very happy that there is finally a railroad in my homeland, it was out of my imagination a few years ago. I think Lao-China Railway will promote the economy, help Laos to integrate into the world market, create more opportunities for local businesses and people. As a person from Huawei who is involved in building the whole railroad network, I am very proud of the HUAWEI CLOUD meeting, 5G technology and FTTX solution ensured the online meeting of this historic moment. I look forward to seeing the fusion of digital technology and modern transportation to bring a good future to the country. “

“Huawei has been in Laos for 23 years. “In Laos, for Laos” is our mission, we have witnessed and participated in this great historical moment. Huawei Laos will continue to contribute to the digital economy and industry transformation in Laos. “