At the 10th annual Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu outlined the current status of 5G development around the world. In addition to highlighting the value 5G has already brought to consumers and industries in early adopter countries, he also delved into the importance of favorable policy and cross-sector collaboration for speeding up the next stage of 5G development.
"We've made great progress," said Hu. "But to make the most of 5G, we need to work together to deal with the real challenges that lie ahead: spectrum, site resources, and cross-sector collaboration. 5G is not just faster 4G. It will play a completely different role in our lives, so as an industry, we all need to have a fresh mindset to drive its future development."
5G networks have already seen large-scale commercial deployment around the world. In the region, Middle East countries are already in the first wave of 5G commercial launches, standing at the global forefront.
Hu noted that spectrum resources, specifically the cost and availability of spectrum, are one of the most significant barriers that carriers face moving forward. "We hope governments can provide more spectrum resources to carriers and consider more flexible pricing models. This will reduce the initial CAPEX burden on carriers as they roll out their 5G networks."
"Our industry also needs more support for site resources," Hu continued. "Costs are still too high, and site availability always falls short of demand. Regulators should step up and improve the situation by opening up more public infrastructure for sharing and providing guidance on-site construction."
To further encourage 5G development, Huawei has invested in 5G development with the upcoming launch of Huawei 5G OpenLab in the Middle East. This platform aims to boost 5G services throughout the Middle East region, prompting innovation and collaboration across markets with the intention of creating an open ecosystem that will further ICT development across the region.
Huawei’s latest 5G solutions were also unveiled at the forum including the SuperHUB, an innovative 5G microwave solution with simplified architecture to improve the spectrum efficiency. Huawei's 5G microwave solutions have been put into commercial use throughout 36 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait, enabling operators there to achieve 5G bearer network leadership while accelerating 5G network construction.
Huawei released a variety of new solutions at MBBF 2019.
Huawei Unveils Latest 5G Full-Series Solution for Optimal 5G Experience
Edward Deng, President of Huawei's Wireless Solution, unveiled Huawei's latest 5G full-series solution including the third generation of Massive MIMO, as well as BladeAAU, Easy Macro 3.0, BookRRU 3.0, LampSite Sharing, mmWave macro sites, and pole sites. Huawei has achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in multi-antenna technology. They enabled Huawei to pioneer the industry's first commercial Massive MIMO products based on self-developed chips.
More than 40,000 pieces have been deployed across China and Japan, enabling operators to increase network capacity by three to five times over. Looking back, Huawei's first-generation Massive MIMO defined an engineering benchmark for large-scale multi-antenna solutions, representing one of the most important breakthroughs in the past decade.
Now, Massive MIMO has been broadly recognized as a standard configuration for 5G mobile networks. Its performance directly determines the quality of 5G networks.
Huawei Releases the LTE&NR Coordination Solution to Significantly Improve 5G Era Network Efficiency and User Experience
Huawei released the LTE&NR coordination solution that enables multi-level coordination between LTE and NR, including network coordination, experience coordination, spectrum coordination, and operation coordination. Such coordination will enable telecom operators to maximize the efficiency of their mobile network infrastructure while significantly improving user experience in the 5G era.
Sunrise and Huawei Jointly Achieved 1st Commercial 5G 3D Network Deployment in Europe
Sunrise, the leading Swiss operator, joined Huawei in announcing the successful achievement of the first commercial 5G three-dimensional network in Europe. Using Huawei 5G products and solutions including the simplified macro station, micro station and digital indoor system, the three-layer network architecture is constructed to achieve a full 5G coverage.
Sunrise and Huawei Announced Multiple 5G Indoor Deployments in Switzerland
The event also saw the joint announcement of Sunrise, the leading Swiss operator and Huawei’s 5G indoor deployments in multiple venues including Sunrise shops, hotels and an exhibition hall. This is the first batch of commercial 5G indoor networks in Switzerland and Europe using Huawei 5G LampSite solution. Moreover, they also announced the successful achievement of the first commercial 5G three-dimensional network in Europe.
Huawei Promotes Open Site with Partners at Global MBBF 2019, Targeting Greater Openness
Huawei also held the 3rd Open Site Industry Roundtable to promote policy support for site approval simplification and site ecosystem development while opening up necessary devices information. This move aims to help industry partners design public utility facilities that will accommodate 5G base stations.
Huawei Releases 4G/5G FWA Broadband White Paper
Huawei released the 4G/5G FWA Broadband White Paper at the 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum. Fixed wireless access (FWA) enables fixed broadband connections by leveraging wireless networks. Rapid advancements in 4G and 5G enable high bandwidth and huge capacity in wireless connections, with significantly reduced per-GB costs. This makes up to Gbps broadband experience possible over wireless networks, propelling FWA into the era of Wireless Fiber.
This white paper begins with the development and challenges associated with home broadband, followed by a short overview of the five main advantages of Wireless Fiber over fixed broadband in achieving "Broadband for All" and bridging digital divides. Wireless Fiber solutions are presented, and related network planning and evolution schemes are outlined, along with regulatory suggestions on how to improve broadband connections.
Huawei and the University of Edinburgh Release 5G Network enabled Robotics Applications White Paper
Huawei and the University of Edinburgh jointly released the 5G Network enabled Robotics Applications white paper at this year’s Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Zurich, elaborating on the roles of 5G and Network enabled Robotics Applications. According to the white paper, 5G wireless networks will help to support a revolution in healthcare, supporting more effective and lower cost medical services. Please read the white paper here.
ZPMC, Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei Jointly Release 5G Smart Port White Paper
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC), Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei jointly released a new 5G Smart Port White Paper. The white paper provides a deep interpretation of 5G use cases in building an automation and intelligent port, aiming to accelerate application research and project commercialization. The white paper can be downloaded here.
Huawei, HKT and GSA Jointly Release the Indoor 5G Scenario Oriented White Paper
During the 2019 Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei, HKT and GSA jointly released the Indoor 5G Scenario Oriented White Paper. This white paper describes indoor services in the 5G era and the requirements of different services for 5G networks. It also elaborates on the indoor 5G network planning and construction ideas that holistically take into account the characteristics of buildings and services in key scenarios such as stadiums, hospitals, and transportation hubs.