Who will be the  Frontrunner in Bringing 5G Devices to the Market?

Who will be the Frontrunner in Bringing 5G Devices to the Market?

April 23, 2019

5G connects everything we know, and serves as the foundation of an intelligent world. Huawei has the system-wide capability from chipset, network, and devices to cloud services for allowing users to experience 5G networks with the fastest speed and best signal coverage even in the early stages of a 5G device.

Modern telecom technology has changed how people live and become an important driving force in the development of society. The 1G generation ushered in the era of mobile phone calls. Then, the 2G generation opened up the global communication era. Subsequently, the 3G and 4G generation led the world into the mobile internet era. Now, in a leap towards new technology, 5G will open an exciting new era – an intelligent world with perception, interaction and connection across everything.

5G is a key component in Huawei’s all-scenario, intelligent strategy. As a connected platform, Huawei will apply the 5G technologies to all scenarios, from smart living, mobile work, health and fitness, smart driving, cloud VR/AR to other scenes, constructing a 5G connected smart ecosystem. The company will develop smart devices including 5G smartphones, mobile routers, in-vehicle devices, and industrial IoT modules, mobile Wi-Fi, AR /VR and more.

The question is: how will the user experience of smart consumer devices change in the 5G era?

The arrival of 5G has transformed connectivity into a platform rather than a channel that goes far and wide like the ocean. Huawei predicts that in 2025, the number of personal smart devices will reach 40 billion and global connections will hit 100 billion, with 90% based in IoT.

The connected platform makes “connectivity” simple. At the moment, most of the electronic devices are offline by default and not connected with each other. This makes people’s online experience disjointed. With 5G, our devices will be online by default.
The implementation of 5G will turn “all-connected” into reality, integrating the digital and physical worlds to bring our experience to a whole new level. One ID can sign into all devices so users can enjoy a seamless experience all the time and enjoy a true all-scenario, intelligent experience.

4G has changed people’s lives and 5G will make them better. High bandwidth and low latency are able to offer a next-level experience, sending computing, rendering, and storage to the cloud. Thanks to the slim device, high bandwidth, and cloud application, everyone can benefit from 5G, including those in the auto industry (autonomous driving), smart city, healthcare (3D imaging and hologram), gaming (interactive games) and multi-language communication (assisted translation). 5G will bring a brand new experience to people’s life.

THE ALL-CLOUD SCENARIO WILL REDEFINE DEVICES TO A NEW LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE
When full connectivity has been implemented, all-cloud is just a step away. 5G provides faster speeds and better connectivity, streamlining the integration between cloud and smart device, which can connect smartphones, notebooks, tablets, speakers and other devices on the cloud. This means data stored locally or in the cloud is no longer divided. Cloud storage is as fast as local storage so users can enjoy the enhanced experience with massive storage and computing power anytime, anywhere.
As 5G is fast with low latency, the AI capabilities can be enhanced. In a 5G network, users are able to translate what the others said in real-time with a cloud-based AI processor. Meanwhile, self-driving cars are immediately aware of any emergency situations, lowering the accident rate.

5G is the platform that connects everything in the world to build an intelligent world. With the development of AI chips, AI can be embedded in various devices such as end, edge, and cloud. It brings intelligence to every individual, every family and every organization on demand, providing great potential in new application development. In the future, devices can be online in real-time, naturally interacted, considerate and able to provide efficient services. Based on the seamless synergy of cloud, network, and device chipset, more devices will be connected. The world will be changed soon from plug-and-play to plug-and-intelligence.
Once the smartphone is connected to the cloud, it will instantly turn into one of the most powerful computers on the market. It can be used as a workstation, or to render pictures, or even a game console on the go. In an all-cloud environment, cloud computing is just one of the possibilities. Through smart device products + high bandwidth + cloud applications, the values of cloud are better utilized. Huawei named it as the Cloud X service, and this new service will bring huge opportunities in the future.

HUAWEI’S ADVANTAGES IN 5G DEVICE
5G will redefine the perception of devices, and we will start to see devices in different shapes and sizes, disrupting the current trend. Huawei announced the 5G foldable smartphone, HUAWEI Mate X, showcasing the company’s innovation and technology. There are various 5G devices on the market now, so, how do the Huawei 5G devices compare to them?

 

The Balong 5000 supports multi-mode and dual network architectures, offering authentic 5G commercial use.

Powered by Huawei’s well-rounded capabilities from chipsets, devices to networks, its 5G smartphone, CPE and other terminal devices offer 5G commercial experience in the early stages of 5G deployment to the market. With a small form-factor and a high degree of integration, the Balong 5000 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G on a single chip. In the early stages of commercial 5G deployment, mobile terminals exchange data between different modes frequently. The single chip scheme of the Balong 5000 can effectively reduce latency and power consumption, which significantly enhances user experience in the early stages of commercial 5G deployment. The Balong 5000 marks another significant step forward for the Balong series of chipsets.

Besides supporting multi-mode network architectures, the Balong 5000 is also the world’s first chipset that supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures (5G NSA is 5G network architecture built on top of legacy 4G LTE networks, whereas standalone 5G, as the name implies, will have its own independent architecture). Balong 5000 can flexibly meet different user and carrier requirements for connecting devices throughout different stages of 5G development.
During early 5G commercialization, Balong 5000 enables users to use 5G networks in NSA networking mode to experience world-leading 5G rates. When the 5G network starts to migrate to SA networking, devices equipped with Balong 5000 can use SA networking-based 5G networks once carriers’ software is upgraded. This ensures benefits for users of existing devices.

AI POWERS THE COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE
Currently, the global 5G spectrum mainly supports n77, n78, and n79. The higher the spectrum, the smaller the cover area, which means the users living at the edge of small suburbs will have weaker signal reception. However, Huawei has an exclusive technology of uplink coverage enhancement that can improve the uplink coverage performance and provide a large coverage of 5G signals.
Huawei has solid experience with the antenna. The Huawei Mate X features the AI smart antenna technology, which can intelligently identify the user scenarios for automatic antenna switchover. This allows users to have a fast and smooth Internet experience in all kinds of scenarios, from playing games to watching videos and browsing the webpages.

The Huawei Mate X deeply integrates the communication protocol process and AI technologies. It can intelligently identify the environment and network quality so as to provide targeted Internet optimization. With the Huawei Mate X, you can enjoy the optimal network experience in elevators, high-speed trains, and the metro. Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate X combines the chipset-level anti-counterfeiting base station capabilities and AI algorithm, which can further ensure communication security.

With over 30-years of experience in the telecom industry, Huawei has the leading dual SIM, dual standby solution. The dual SIM of the Huawei Mate X supports both 5G and 4G respectively. When one SIM is used for a VoLTE call, another SIM can receive calls or surf online. This prevents network interruptions or missed calls. With this solution, users can enjoy a smooth and excellent communication experience.

THE BALONG 5000 SUPPORTS THE FASTEST NETWORK SPEED
The Huawei 5G terminals can directly connect to vendors’ commercial network, showcasing top throughput capabilities. The Huawei Mate X offers up to 200MHz downward bandwidth, and the theoretical peak of throughput capabilities can reach up to 4.6Gbps. In addition, Huawei 5G CPE Pro supports 4G and 5G modules to provide an ultimate speed of up to 3.2Gbps on commercial networks.

The ultimate connection capability of terminal devices can’t be achieved without the support of bottom chipset. The Balong 5000 is the first chipset to perform on industry benchmarks for peak 5G download speeds. At Sub-6 GHz (low-frequency bands, the main spectrum used for 5G), the Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. On the mmWave spectrum (high-frequency bands used as extended spectrum for 5G), Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 6.5 Gbps – 10 times faster than top 4G LTE speeds on the market today, offering users the world’s leading 5G network experience.

5G leads a new round of broadband access into a revolution, leading the transformation of broadband access from fixed broadband to wireless mobile broadband access. The Huawei 5G CPE Pro enables plug-and-use, providing ultra-gigabit WAN (Wide Area Network) access to homes and corporations.

Powered by Balong 5000, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro can download a 1-GB HD video clip in three seconds and smoothly stream an 8K video without lag on a 5G network. This sets a new benchmark for home CPEs. Huawei 5G CPE Pro is the first 5G CPE that supports Huawei HiLink protocols, and it will bring smart homes into the 5G era.

HUAWEI’S END-PIPE CORE SYNERGY OPTIMIZATION
At the beginning of upgrading each generation of communication technology, there will be many areas in the communication and power consumption experience that require improvements. With its full system capabilities in chips, network, and terminal to cloud services, Huawei can quickly upgrade its products to better match hardware features with the network to optimize terminal performance. This is not possible for other terminal vendors as they typically lack a network or chip.

Through the joint collaboration of networks, chips, and terminals, Huawei can quickly optimize the chip architecture to achieve higher performance and lower power consumption. Through end-pipe cloud collaboration and intelligent management, Huawei can also ease the congestion of live video-on-demand services, optimize the performance of data transmission, and ultimately provide consumers with a smooth and high-quality video service experience.

With a large self-developed chip range, Huawei can provide end-to-end 5G chips for terminals, networks and data centers. The chips support full-scale and full-spectrum networks, and have the ability to customize self-developed algorithms into the chips. The deep integration of the chipset will bring the best wireless 5G and microwave technology to consumers, further enhancing Huawei’s competitiveness and leadership position.

The deployment of 5G multimode terminal chips such as Balong 5000, officially unlocks the 5G era. This chipset supports a broad range of 5G products far beyond the smartphone, including home broadband devices (such as those offered by Eatel at https://www.eatel.com/), vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules. This chipset will provide consumers with brand new 5G experiences across multiple scenarios.
As a pioneer in the 5G industry, Huawei proactively takes responsibility as the industry leader and has solved a number of major industry challenges. Huawei has over 2,000 5G related patents covering all aspects of 5G communications, and many of Huawei’s originated solutions have been adopted by the 3GPP 5G standard.

As a 5G pioneer, Huawei began 5G R&D in 2009, and is currently the industry’s only vendor that can provide end-to-end 5G systems (including core networks, transmissions, base stations and devices). Huawei has over 5,700 engineers dedicated to 5G R&D, 500 of which are 5G experts. Huawei has established 11 joint innovation centers for 5G solutions worldwide. As of January 2019, Huawei won 30 5G commercial contracts, and established over 25,000 5G base stations around the world.

2019 will be the year of 5G commercialization for many of the world’s major telecom operators, and it will accelerate at an unimaginable rate. The 5G industry is ready to be utilized in the fields of standards, products, devices, security and commerce. Huawei will work with the industry and its partners to jointly grasp the innovation opportunities brought by 5G and commit to bringing the all-scenario, intelligent life experience to consumers.

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