Huawei began working on fifth-generation communication technologies back in 2009 and today is a leader in this area. Huawei is the only hardware vendor to offer solutions for all phases of 5G network deployment, from planning and construction to maintenance. The company’s portfolio includes commercial 5G CPE terminals, mobile wireless routers and 5G-enabled smartphones: Mate 20 X 5G and Mate X.
The basis for Huawei’s future 5G client infrastructure is the innovative Balong 5000 chip designed for wireless routers. The chip supports simultaneous operation in 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G modes and is compatible with SA and NSA networks. This is the world’s first 5G chipset based on the 7nm process. It allows you to achieve download speeds up to 4.6 Gb / s in the Sub-6 GHz band and 6.5 Gb / s in the millimeter wave.
The Balong 5000 chipset also supports the V2X communication standard, allowing self-driving cars to see and hear other road users.
The company cooperates with more than 50 operators as part of commercial testing of the technology and has already delivered more than 150,000 5G base stations. Providers from 10 countries, including Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Finland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Korea and China, were among the first to sign contracts for the supply of 5G equipment.
Huawei’s contribution to the development of 5G: The company has received a number of 5G innovation awards, including the Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL) Network Software Breakthrough of the Year and Network Software Breakthrough of the Year at MWC 2018.
According to the GSMA, the first new generation commercial network in Russia will be launched in 2020. The country will become a leader in the implementation of 5G technologies in the CIS region. In accordance with the Digital Economy program, by 2024 5G networks should be deployed in all cities with a population of 300,000 or more.
Huawei’s partners in deploying 5G networks in Russia are MTS, Megafon, Beeline and Tele 2. Pilot pilot projects have already been launched in Kazan, as part of the World Cup, and in St. Petersburg during the International Economic Forum.
The introduction of ultra-broadband access technologies will open up new opportunities for many industries and markets, including industrial production, computer games, autonomous vehicles, intelligent urban management systems, smart home systems, Internet of things, medicine, education, agriculture and many others.
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New generation networks will make it possible to deploy an unmanned transport system, regulate traffic on the streets and organize fast delivery of orders from online stores. Another important industry, telemedicine, is already booming in China with 5G. It involves the use of computer and telecommunication technologies for medical diagnostics and operations, including remote ones, when the doctor and the patient are several thousand kilometers apart.
Today, 5G has practically no effect on our lives – all developments in Russia are not yet available to ordinary users and seem to be something far from reality. But this is definitely an interesting technology that could change the world of IT and telecom in the next five years. The first devices with 5G support have already begun to appear – it is especially convenient that new smartphones will also be able to work in 3G and 4G networks. It is possible that soon all flagships will be equipped with 5G modules in one way or another, and when the network is finally deployed in Russia, smartphone manufacturers will be ready for this.
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