Thursday, February 25, 2016

#MWC16: Huawei Showcases 5G Technologies

Huawei showcased a number of 5G innovations at Mobile World Congress, including:

  • 5G New Radio Access Technologies (5G New RAT) in a large scale field trial with NTT DOCOMO,
  • 5G Full Duplex Radio Technology with China Mobile,
  • 5G mobile architecture for the Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) applications with Vodafone,
  • Extremely fast 5G mmWave technology operating at 70 Gbps, and end-to-end network slicing technologies with Deutsche Telekom.

In addition, Huawei collaborated with Rohde Schwarz to demonstrate the 5G new waveform technologies and with Aeroflex, a Cobham Company, to demonstrate the 5G grant free access technologies.

Huawei also cited a number of R&D challenges it is pursuing in 5G, namely,

  • a new air-interface with capability to meet all the requirement for the 5G applications,
  • a programmable application-driven-network architecture built on the cloud-native platform and
  • a holistic set of the new capabilities to enable the vertical applications for emerging 5G services and applications

In terms of industry partnerships, Huawei now has 5G initiatives underway with more than 20 operators, including CMCC, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, NTT DOCOMO, Telefonica, TeliaSonera and Etisalat, and 10 industry partners, spanning in Asia, Europe, and North America.