Huawei Releases New 5G Products and Solutions
At the event in London, Huawei presented new 5G products and solutions. They have also launched the 5G Partner Innovation Program.
5G has developed beyond imagination in terms of deployment, ecosystem, and experience, said Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Huawei's Carrier BG in a keynote. So far, Huawei has been awarded 91 commercial 5G contracts and shipped over 600,000 5G Massive MIMO Active Antenna Units (AAUs).
The Blade AAU can work under all sub-6 GHz frequency bands and support 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks. This addresses the issue of limited space for antenna installation, and reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) by over 30% when compared to existing solutions. Huawei is also the first vendor in the industry to provide industrial 5G modules for vertical applications.
At the launch event, Ryan Ding showed the audience Huawei's recently-released live broadcast backpack. This backpack, embedded with a 5G module, makes live broadcasting far easier. Ding emphasized that in the 4G era, virtually all operators provided the same network experience. However, in the 5G era, operators can provide differentiated experiences and charge users based on more metrics, including data volume, latency, bandwidth, and number of devices connected.
Huawei and its global partners have worked together on multiple 5G projects, covering many domains including new media, campus, healthcare, and education. Ding launched the 5G Partner Innovation Program, through which the company plans to invest $20 million into innovative 5G applications over the next 5 years.