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May 26, 2015

Huawei set to connect new Audi Q7 SUV

Tech will enable cars to reach 100Mbps download speeds.

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Huawei has entered into a deal to equip Audi’s vehicles with the latest interconnection technology.

Huawei, at CES Asia 2015, said that the new Audi Q7 SUV will be equipped with its LTE modules to support 2G, 3G and 4G networks, in addition to TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards.

The venture will enable cars to reach download speeds of up to 100Mbps, enhancing data transfers on the road.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said: "We see the unlimited opportunities available in the interconnected car market and we are excited about our partnership with Audi Group.

"By partnering with industry-leading automobile companies like Audi, Huawei aims to bring the best interconnection services and solutions to the next generation of cars, while actively promoting interaction between cars, smartphones, wearables and people, creating a seamless communication experience and driving environment."

According to a Telefonica report, 90% of cars will have internet connectivity by 2020 and by 2022 there will be 1.8 billion automotive M2M connections.

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