Showing posts with label China. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China. Show all posts

Monday, August 9, 2021

China Telecom's 1H2021 revenues rise 13%yoy

China Telecom reported operating revenues of RMB219.2 billion for the first half of 2021, representing an increase of 13.1% year-on-year. Service revenues amounted to RMB203.5 billion, representing an increase of 8.8% year-on-year and surpassing the industry’s average growth rate. EBITDA amounted to RMB66.3 billion, representing an increase of 5.1% over the same period of last year. Net profit amounted to RMB17.7 billion, representing an increase of 27.2% over the same period of last year. 


Some highlights:

  • China Telecom's 1H2021 capital expenditure was RMB27.0 billion.
  • In the first half of the year, China Telecom's mobile communications service revenues amounted to RMB93.3 billion, representing an increase of
  • 6.9% over the same period of last year. 
  • The total number of mobile subscribers reached 362 million, representing a net addition of 11.47 million. 
  • The number of 5G package subscribers reached 131 million with a penetration rate of 36.2%, which continued to surpass the industry
  • average level. 
  • The number of 5G feature-app subscribers increased rapidly, while users upgrading to 5G maintained sound value growth. 
  • Mobile ARPU has reversed its downward trend and continued to increase, which amounted to RMB45.7, representing an increase of 2.9% over the same period of last year.
  • 5G ARPU is RMB57.4


  • Wireline and Smart Family service revenues of the Company amounted to RMB57.4 billion, representing an increase of 5.2% year-on-year. 
  • The total number of wireline broadband subscribers reached 164 million, while revenue from broadband access reached RMB38.1 billion, representing a year-on-year growth of 7.9%. 
  • Broadband access ARPU maintained the rebounce momentum, reaching RMB39.4 and representing an increase of 2.9% over the same period of last year.

https://www.chinatelecom-h.com/en/global/home.php

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Huawei deploys massive MIMO in Chengdu airport

China Mobile has deployed Huawei's 5G distributed Massive MIMO solution inside Chengdu Tianfu International Airport to build the first Gigabit 5G airport in China. 

Huawei says the user-perceived rate across the check-in areas exceeds 1 Gbps, with the single-user rate increasing by 26% on average over common 5G networks up to a peak of 1.25 Gbps. Significant improvement was also displayed in both the perceived rate and overall network capacity in multi-user scenarios. 

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is the second international air hub in Southwest China's Sichuan Province and has the capacity to support 40 million passenger trips, 700,000 tons of cargo and mail, and 320,000 aircraft movements annually. 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Ericsson warns of potential impact to its operations in China

 Ericsson warned that its economic interests in China may be at risk due to the decision by Sweden's Post and Telecommunication Authority (PTS) to exclude Chinese vendors’ products from 5G networks in Sweden. The financial disclosure warning comes as Ericsson is currently in the process of issuing a EUR 500 million unsecured 8-year bond.  


Ericsson notes that it has been invited to various ongoing tender processes in China, the final outcome remains uncertain and it is the company’s current assessment that the risk has increased that Ericsson will in those tenders be allocated a significantly lower market share than its current market share. 

"The geopolitical situation can have consequences on the entire industry, with an increased likelihood of further industry split, separation of global value chains and separation of global standards for mobile telecommunications. This overall development has also led to several countries evaluating how to ensure uninterrupted access to telecommunication network infrastructure, for example through promoting disaggregation of the Radio Access Network and support of national communication network infrastructure champions as alternative to the established global vendors such as Ericsson although the timing and extent of this remains unclear."

https://www.ericsson.com/en/press-releases/2021/5/ericsson-updates-risk-factors-for-euro-corporate-bond-prospectus

Thursday, April 8, 2021

U.S. adds seven Chinese supercomputing sites to Entity List

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added the following seven Chinese supercomputing sites to its Entity List for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States:

Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center Jinan, the National Supercomputing Center Shenzhen, the National Supercomputing Center Wuxi, and the National Supercomputing Center Zhengzhou. 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement:

“Supercomputing capabilities are vital for the development of many – perhaps almost all – modern weapons and national security systems, such as nuclear weapons and hypersonic weapons. The Department of Commerce will use the full extent of its authorities to prevent China from leveraging U.S. technologies to support these destabilizing military modernization efforts.”


https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/04/commerce-adds-seven-chinese-supercomputing-entities-entity-list-their

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

China’s 21Vianet data center operator upgrades with Juniper routers

21Vianet, the largest carrier-neutral data center service provider in China, has deployed Juniper Networks' MX Series Universal Routing Platforms using segment routing traffic engineering (SR-TE) protocols.

21Vianet operates a network of over 50 data centers in more than 20 cities nationwide where it houses more than 51,000 network cabinets offering over 2000G of port capacity and providing over 1000G of dedicated high-speed cloud access for its ever-growing user base across the world’s second largest economy.

Juniper says 21Vianet's latest upgrade has not just successfully increased the capacity, scale and stability of its network – but also provided the platform for much-improved efficiency and automation via the implementation of SR-TE protocols, allowing 21Vianet to pass on lower operational costs and management workloads to its customers, all while greatly improving the end-user experience. The implementation of the EVPN-MPLS/VXLAN protocol was applied to support application mobility, allowing network administrators to easily migrate applications within and between various data centers, allowing for operational efficiency while optimizing network traffic flow. The application of segment routing protocols has also enabled simplified traffic management across 21Vianet’s multiple network domains, all while fulfilling the demands of increased bandwidth capacity.

“21Vianet has rapidly established itself among the largest and most influential service providers within the IDC industry in China. We are proud to have helped drive that growth and data center development over the years and are honoured to have once again enabled their latest upgrades in support of their accelerated market expansion. We remain committed to our vision of enabling organizations with our experience-first approach toward networking and we are confident that this ever-deepening relationship with 21Vianet can be a continued growth catalyst for the long-term development of the IDC industry across China and beyond.”

https://newsroom.juniper.net/news/news-details/2021/Chinas-Largest-Carrier-Neutral-Data-Center-Service-Provider-21Vianet-Selects-Juniper-Networks-to-Power-Expanded-Interconnected-Data-Center/default.aspx

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Hengtong Rockley Technology Co. announces 400G QSFP-DD DR4

Hengtong Rockley Technology Co., a subsidiary of Hengtong Optic-Electric Co., introduced a 400G QSFP-DD DR4 transceiver based on silicon photonic circuits made by Rockley Photonics Limited.

The mass production version of 400G QSFP-DD DR4 transceiver based on silicon photonic circuits and 400G QSFP-DD FR4 transceiver based on traditional free space solution were released, making Hengtong capable of providing customers with 400G single mode optical transceiver modules for different transmission distances.

Hengtong’s 400G transceivers utilize a chip-on-board (COB) assembly solution. A unique fabrication process and passive alignment is used for the optical coupling between fiber and silicon photonic chips.

Hengtong Rockley plans to accelerate mass production on 400G QSFP-DD DR4 silicon photonic transceivers.

http://www.hengtonggroup.com/en/news/news-detail-512791.htm

Sunday, March 28, 2021

China Telecom grew 4.7% in 2020

China Telecom has reported 2020 revenue of RMB393.6 billion, representing an increase of 4.7% over last year. EBITDA amounted to RMB118.9 billion, representing an increase of 1.4% over last year. Net profit amounted to RMB20.9 billion, representing an increase of 1.6% over last year, while basic earnings per share were RMB0.26. 

Some highlights:

  • Service revenues amounted to RMB373.8 billion, representing an increase of 4.5% over last year.
  • Mobile service revenues amounted to RMB181.7 billion, representing an increase of 3.5% over last year. 
  • Wireline service revenues amounted to RMB192.1 billion, representing an increase of 5.5% over last year. 
  • Capital expenditure was RMB84.8 billion and free cash flow was RMB14.3 billion. 
  • As of the end of 2020, the number of 5G base stations in use exceeded 380,000. China Telecom aims to have 700,000 5G base stations in use by the end of 2021.
  • China Mobile now has 351 million mobile users.
  • Overall mobile ARPU is RMB44.1, down from RMB45.8 a year earlier
  • 5G ARPU is RMB65.6
  • Broadband access revenue is RMB38.4



https://www.chinatelecom-h.com/en/global/home.php


Thursday, March 25, 2021

China Mobile: over 173 million 5G customers, 390,000 5G base stations

As of February 2021, China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, was serving 173 million customers with 5G packages and had more than 390,000 5G base stations in operation.

For 2020, China Mobile has just reported operating revenue of RMB768.1 billion, up by 3.0% compared to the year before. Of this, telecommunications services revenue amounted to RMB695.7 billion, representing growth of 3.2% year-on-year. Profit attributable to equity shareholders reached RMB107.8 billion or RMB5.27 per share, up by 1.1% year-on-year. 

Some highlights:

  • Wireline broadband revenue increased by 17.4% year-on-year and reached RMB80.8 billion. 
  • Revenue from applications and information services increased by 22.4% year-on-year and reached RMB101.0 billion. 
  • As of the end of December 2020, the number of mobile customers reached 942 million, of which, 165 million customers were on 5G packages, representing a net increase of 162 million customers. The overall subscriber count dropped from 950 million at the end of 2019.  
  • Mobile ARPU (average revenue per user per month) reached RMB47.4 where the decline rate was flattened by 4.0 percentage points compared to the previous year.
  • DOU (average handset data traffic per user per month) increased by 39.0% to 9.4GB.
  • In 2020, total 5G-related investment amounted to RMB102.5 billion out of a total CAPEX budget of RMB180.6 billion. 
  • For 2021, 5-G related investment is estimated at RMB110.0 billion out of a total CAPEX budgest of RMB183.6 billion.
  • In 2020, China Mobile put in use around 340,000 new 5G base stations, bringing the total number of 5G base stations to a cumulative 390,000, providing 5G services to all prefecture-level cities, selected counties and key areas in China. 
  • The total number of wireline broadband customers was 210 million, up from 187 million a year earlier.


Mr. Yang Jie, Chairman of the China Mobile commented, ‘We were faced with a complex operating environment in 2020. COVID-19 affected all aspects of life, while the digital transformation of our economy and society further accelerated, and coopetition within the telecommunications industry and beyond continued to evolve. Despite various difficulties and challenges, we managed to forge ahead steadily with the goal of achieving high-quality development and becoming a world-class enterprise by building a dynamic “Powerhouse”.

China Mobile is putting forward a new strategic vision: "We will open up development space toward information services and focus on technological innovation to create competitive advantages. These moves will form part of our concerted efforts to achieve our goal of joining the league of the world’s first- class information service technology companies. At the same time, we will focus on “two facilitations and two integrations”: We will fully facilitate the construction of information infrastructure and facilitate the digitalized and intelligent transformation of the whole society. We will also make endeavors to accelerate the integration and innovation of various information technologies, and speed up the deep integration of information technology and the economy, society and people’s livelihood."


Thursday, March 18, 2021

II-VI opens industrial laser lab in Suzhou, China

II-VI opened a new applications laboratory in Suzhou, China, to support the growing industrial laser market in the region. 

II-VI said its new applications laboratory provides close customer support on state-of-the-art laser materials processing with practical hands-on training, in-depth applications consulting, and detailed feasibility studies based on the expertise of II-VI’s applications engineers and the advanced capabilities of II-VI’s laser processing heads.

The company highlighted new opportunities for industrial lasers in the automotive sector as as manufacturers retool their production lines for the unique welding requirements of electric vehicles and their batteries. 

“In our new applications laboratory in Suzhou, customers can directly experience our high-performing and intelligent laser processing heads,” said Dr. Karlheinz Gulden, Senior Vice President, Laser Devices and Systems Business Unit. “This product application facility, together with our labs in Berlin, Germany, and Detroit, U.S., enhances our global ability to demonstrate manufacturing feasibility and develop optimized processes for our customers.”

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

FCC to revoke licenses for China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks, and ComNet.

The FCC has begun revocation proceedings against China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks, and ComNet on national security grounds. The process could prohibit these carriers from continued operation in the U.S.  

Commissioner Carr issued the following statement:

“In 2019, when we blocked China Mobile USA from entering the U.S. market based on national security concerns, I said it was time for a top to bottom review of every telecom carrier with ties to the communist regime in China.  Many of these firms were authorized to operate in the U.S. decades ago and the security threats have evolved substantially in the intervening years.  With that type of review in mind, the FCC opened investigations into several carriers—including the carriers at issue here, China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks, and ComNet.  We have provided them with the process necessary for the FCC to identify and eliminate any threats they may pose to America’s national security.  

“These three carriers provided incomplete and inconsistent responses that failed to address these threats and in turn raised fresh concerns about their ability to follow FCC rules.  The Executive Branch agencies with responsibility for national security reviews have echoed these concerns and advise that traffic on these networks ‘remains subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government.’  I therefore agree with the Commission’s determination today.  The potential national security threats posed by these carriers requires the FCC to initiate revocation proceedings.

“The threat to our networks from entities aligned with Communist China is one that we must address head on, and I am pleased that the FCC continues to show the strength and resolve necessary to meet this menace.  When it comes to Communist China, we have set a high bar for action over the last few years, and I look forward to continuing to work with my FCC colleagues on ways to protect America’s communications networks and in turn our national security.”  

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

ZTE posts 11.8% growth as infrastructure investments in China surge

 ZTE reported operating revenue of RMB101.45 billion (about US$15.6 billion) for 2020, representing a year-on-year increase of 11.8%. Net profit amounted to RMB4.26 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 17.3%, attributable mainly to the relatively substantial growth in net profit for 2019 comprising a one-off income before taxation of RMB2.66 billion from asset disposal during the third quarter of 2019. Basic earnings per share was RMB0.92.

In 2020, ZTE's operating revenue in both domestic and international markets increased year-on-year, with operating revenue in domestic and international markets increased by 16.9% to RMB68.05 billion and 2.7% to RMB33.40 billion respectively.  


In 2020, ZTE's operating revenue in both domestic and international markets increased year-on-year, with operating revenue in domestic and international markets increased by 16.9% to RMB68.05 billion and 2.7% to RMB33.40 billion respectively.  

Some highlights for 2020:

  • Year-on-year growth in all its three major businesses:  operator networks, government and enterprise services and consumer services grew by 11.2% to RMB74.02 billion, 23.1% to RMB11.27 billion and 7.8% to RMB16.16 billion respectively. 
  • Net cash flows from operating activities for 2020 rose to RMB10.23 billion, a year-on-year increase of 37.4%, setting a new record again. 
  • R&D spending amounted to RMB14.80 billion with a year-on-year growth of 17.9%, which was 14.6% as a percentage of operating revenue, 0.8 percentage point higher than that in 2019. 

https://www.zte.com.cn/global/about/news/20210316e1.html

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Microsoft plans new Azure region in China in 2022

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans for a new Azure Region to North China in 2022 through its local operating partner, 21Vianet. 

This expansion is expected to effectively double the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China in the coming years, which includes Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform operated by 21Vianet.

21Vianet has served as Microsoft Azure's local partner in China since 2014.

“This unveils a big opportunity. Microsoft Cloud operated by 21Vianet was the first international public cloud compliantly launched in China through a local operating partner. Our intelligent, trustworthy, and neutral cloud platform has been empowering hundreds of thousands of developers, partners, and customers from both China and the world to achieve more with technical innovation and business transformation. The upcoming region will reinforce the capabilities to help further nurture local talents, stimulate local innovation, grow local technology ecosystems, and empower businesses in a wide range of industries to achieve more," states Alain Crozier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR).

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-region-coming-to-china-in-2022/


Microsoft Exchange hit by state-sponsored hackers from China

Microsoft warned enterprises using its on-premises Exchange Server platforms of multiple 0-day exploits being used in limited and targeted attacks. The exploit does not affect Microsoft 365 or Azure Cloud deployments.

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) attributes this campaign with high confidence to HAFNIUM, a group assessed to be state-sponsored and operating out of China, based on observed victimology, tactics and procedures. HAFNIUM, which primarily targets entities in the United States across a number of industry sectors,  exfiltrates data to file sharing sites like MEGA. The group is believed to use leased virtual private servers (VPS) in the United States to launch their attacks

In the attacks observed, HAFNIUM used the newly discovered vulnerabilities to access on-premises Exchange servers which enabled access to email accounts, and allowed installation of additional malware to facilitate long-term access to victim environments. 

According to media reports, the attack potentially compromised up to 30,000 organizations.

Microsoft has released out-of-band security updates to address four vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. In addition, Microsoft has released alternative mitigation techniques for Exchange Server customers who are not able to immediately apply updates that address vulnerabilities.

Separately, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a directive requiring federal civilian departments and agencies running Microsoft Exchange on-premises products to update or disconnect the products from their networks.

In addition, the European Banking Authority confirmed that it was compromised by the attack, and that as a precautionary measure, the EBA has decided to take its email systems offline.

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/03/02/hafnium-targeting-exchange-servers/

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Microsoft Exchange hit by state-sponsored hackers from China

Microsoft warned enterprises using its on-premises Exchange Server platforms of multiple 0-day exploits being used in limited and targeted attacks. The exploit does not affect Microsoft 365 or Azure Cloud deployments.

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) attributes this campaign with high confidence to HAFNIUM, a group assessed to be state-sponsored and operating out of China, based on observed victimology, tactics and procedures. HAFNIUM, which primarily targets entities in the United States across a number of industry sectors,  exfiltrates data to file sharing sites like MEGA. The group is believed to use leased virtual private servers (VPS) in the United States to launch their attacks

In the attacks observed, HAFNIUM used the newly discovered vulnerabilities to access on-premises Exchange servers which enabled access to email accounts, and allowed installation of additional malware to facilitate long-term access to victim environments. 

According to media reports, the attack potentially compromised up to 30,000 organizations.

Microsoft has released out-of-band security updates to address four vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. In addition, Microsoft has released alternative mitigation techniques for Exchange Server customers who are not able to immediately apply updates that address vulnerabilities.

Separately, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a directive requiring federal civilian departments and agencies running Microsoft Exchange on-premises products to update or disconnect the products from their networks.

In addition, the European Banking Authority confirmed that it was compromised by the attack, and that as a precautionary measure, the EBA has decided to take its email systems offline.

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/03/02/hafnium-targeting-exchange-servers/



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

China Mobile Shanghai and Huawei deploy 4.9 GHz indoor 5G network

China Mobile Shanghai and Huawei deployed the world’s first 4.9 GHz commercial LampSite network supporting a peak rate exceeding 3 Gbps. The installation at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) represents the first time that an aggregate bandwidth of 200 MHz on the 2.6 and 4.9 GHz bands and distributed Massive MIMO have been simultaneously implemented in an indoor network. SNIEC is the venue for Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.

To date, China Mobile Shanghai has constructed more than 13,000 5G sites, basically achieving continuous coverage in the city.

https://huaweihub.com.au/china-mobile-shanghai-and-huawei-debut-worlds-first-5g-4-9ghz-indoor-network/

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

NYSE reverses its reversal and will delist Chinese operators

The New York Stock Exchange reversed its earlier reversal and once again now intends to begin delisting procedures for China Telecom Corporation Limited, China Telecom Corporation Limited, China Telecom Corporation Limited. 

In late December, the NYSE announced the delisting plans in order to be  in compliance with President Trump's Executive Order 13959, which was issued on November 12,2020 and which targets Chinese companies with ties to the PRC's military and which are seeking investments through public listings on U.S. financial exchanges.

On January 4th, the NYSE reversed its decision saying it no longer would proceed with the delisting of the three Chinese telecom operators.



Friday, December 18, 2020

U.S. restricts exports of 10nm technology to China's SMIC

Citing national security, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officially added Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) of China to the Entity List.  BIS said the action stems from China’s military-civil fusion (MCF) doctrine and evidence of activities between SMIC and entities of concern in the Chinese military industrial complex. 

“We will not allow advanced U.S. technology to help build the military of an increasingly belligerent adversary.  Between SMIC’s relationships of concern with the military industrial complex, China’s aggressive application of military civil fusion mandates and state-directed subsidies, SMIC perfectly illustrates the risks of China’s leverage of U.S. technology to support its military modernization,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. 

The Entity List designation limits SMIC’s ability to acquire certain U.S. technology by requiring U.S. exporters to apply for a license to sell to the company.  Items uniquely required to produce semiconductors at advanced technology nodes—10 nanometers or below—will be subject to a presumption of denial to prevent such key enabling technology from supporting China’s military-civil fusion efforts.

BIS also added more than sixty other entities to the Entity List for actions deemed contrary to the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States.

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2020/12/commerce-adds-chinas-smic-entity-list-restricting-access-key-enabling

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sierra Wireless sells Shenzhen-based automotive embedded module line

Sierra Wireless completed the previously announced sale of its Shenzhen, China-based automotive embedded module product line to Rolling Wireless (H.K.) Limited (“Rolling Wireless”) for US$165 million in cash. The sale of the automotive product line includes approximately US$19 million of cash and is subject to normal working capital adjustments.

The automotive embedded modules were developed in China by Sierra Wireless and manufactured in China by outsourced contract manufacturers for sale to global electronics companies for integration into new vehicles assembled in China, Europe, and Mexico. Approximately 150 of the Company’s employees located in Mainland China, Europe and in the Asia Pacific region are becoming employees of Rolling Wireless upon the closing of the transaction.

“This divestiture of the Automotive product line enables Sierra Wireless to strengthen our focus and success in investment in our IoT Solutions that deliver high-value recurring revenue,” said Kent Thexton, President and CEO of Sierra Wireless. “Completing the transaction also gives us financial strength as we expand our position in the growing IoT solutions market as well as broaden our portfolio of new 5G modules and gateways for the Enterprise and Mobile Broadband markets.”



Thursday, September 24, 2020

European Commission investigates Chinese dumping of fiber cables

  The European Commission is launching an investigation into the alleged dumping of single mode optical fibre cables from China into the EU at below market prices.


The complaint was initiated by producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of optical fibre cable. The complaint argues that the price of optical fibre cables in China is articially low due to distortions in the Chinese telecommunications sector by the Government of China.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2020_316_R_0009&from=EN

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Ericsson 5G Radio Dot deployed in Shenyang's subway

 Ericsson’s 5G indoor radio small cell solution has been deployed on Shenyang’s subway Line 9.

The Ericsson Radio Dot system is now providing China Mobile 5G connectivity across all 22 stations on the line. The 5G network has been operational for several months. The Ericsson 5G Radio Dot System on Line 9 operates on various China Mobile frequencies. It provides a stable downlink of 1Gbps and a maximum transmission rate of up to 1.4Gbps. A 1GB high-definition movie could therefore be downloaded within 10 seconds.

More than 900,000 passengers use the subway system in Shenyang, northeast China, every day. 

Ericsson said it managed to install more than 500 5G Radio Dots across the 22 stations in just 20 days - 40 days ahead of schedule.

Dr. Jessey Huang, Head of Ericsson’s Indoor Product Line, says: “The Ericsson 5G Radio Dot provides high-quality 5G performance in areas where it has been traditionally difficult to get coverage and high data speeds. As 5G subscriptions increase, the 5G Radio Dot is the perfect answer to meeting the increasing data needs of subscribers in such areas, for example, subway stations.  We have worked closely with China Mobile on the Shenyang Subway Line 9 deployment and it is a milestone for 5G-enabled transportation in Liaoning province. This opens doors to high-speed connectivity with low latency to passengers for bandwidth-intensive applications while on the move. The 5G-enabled subway will also facilitate Shenyang’s transformation to a smart city.”


Ericsson updates its Radio Dot for 5G

Ericsson has enhanced its Radio Dot System with a tri-band model supporting multi-band, multi-operator deployments; a new fiber solution for increased backhaul flexibility; and a model supporting 4G and 5G deployments.

The new multi-band Dot and IRU ensure higher network speeds through carrier aggregation, including support for both 4G and 5G on one Cat cable – an industry-leading solution. This creates stable and easy migration paths for service providers. The fiber solution will also allow service providers to capitalize on pre-existing fiber in buildings, showcasing the company’s flexibility in design and delivery.

Ericsson plans to ship these new solutions in the second half of 2020.

Huawei and China Unicom hit 4.7 Gbps per cell with indoor MIMO

Huawei and China Unicom achieved a peak rate of up to 4.7 Gbps for cells with 100 MHz bandwidth in a test of 5G indoor distributed Massive MIMO

This indoor distributed Massive MIMO test was deployed and verified in the China's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) using multiple terminals, and results showed that the downlink peak rate reached 4.7 Gbps in 100 MHz C-band cells.

Dr. Li Fuchang, Director of the Wireless Technology Research Center of China Unicom Research Institute, said: "At China Unicom, we are committed to improving the quality of products and services through innovation to bring intelligent technologies to customer's lives and increase the efficiency of production for businesses. To achieve this goal, China Unicom has been working with Huawei to innovate on the indoor distributed massive MIMO technology. With the rapid development of user bases and applications, 5G traffic requirements will increase also rapidly. This solution will help us pursue flexible capacity expansion on live networks, laying a solid technological foundation for continuing to deliver premium 5G experience for customers and diversifying 5G vertical applications for various businesses."

 technology.

The indoor distributed Massive MIMO technology is one of the innovative applications implemented in the 5G Capital project, which was launched last year in Beijing by Huawei and China Unicom to demonstrate the transformative power of 5G.