Huawei Liu Kang: Embracing 5.5G to Unleash Industry Dividends

[Barcelona, Spain, March 14, 2024] During MWC Barcelona 2024, Liu Kang, President of Huawei ICT Marketing & Solution Sales, delivered a keynote speech titled “Embracing 5.5G to Unleash Industry Dividends” at the 5G Advanced: Completing the Enterprise Opportunity conference. Liu Kang said that 5G has become a must for industry digitalization and that upgrading to 5.5G is expected to enhance network capabilities by 10-fold. This, he noted, will drive industries to accelerate intelligent digital transformation and further unleash industry dividends.

Supported by 5.5G’s key features such as 10 Gbps downlink, 1 Gbps uplink, deterministic network, support for 100 billion IoT connections, and native intelligence, operators can provide enterprise users with better connectivity services and a wider range of integrated ICT services. Such services will effectively support the core production processes of enterprises, and enable the all-scenario connection of things and more reliable intelligent transportation, thus accelerating both social and economic development.

Providing better connectivity services to enhance SME connectivity

Supported by 5.5G, FWA will continue evolving towards FWA² that features 20-ms low latency and high reliability. Operators will replace microwave lines and low-speed copper lines with better connectivity services, extending FWA services from home to enterprise scenarios, enhancing the connectivity of SMEs and maximizing network value.

Offering a wider range of integrated ICT services to accelerate industry digitalization

With its enhanced capabilities, 5.5G provides guaranteed speeds of 300 Mbps, 20-ms latency at 99.999% reliability. Furthermore, by supporting additional industry demands, such as networking, computing, cloud, and IoT, 5.5G will create “X capabilities” for industries, driving the digitalization and automation of more application scenarios in the future.

Providing effective support for enterprises’ core production processes to increase production efficiency

5.5G enables uplink rates up to 1 Gbps, latency as low as 4 ms, and reliability as high as 99.999%. These capabilities can effectively support the core production processes of enterprises, significantly enhancing their production efficiency. Taking production at coal mines as an example, many underground mines have a fully-mechanized mining face that is longer than 100 meters. Thanks to 5.5G’s ultra-large uplink capability, over 100 HD cameras can be deployed for real-time video uploading, and AI technology is employed to stitch panoramic videos from fully-mechanized mining faces. This 5.5G smart mine solution realizes “see all, see clearly” for underground operations. This is how 5.5G technology can contribute to health and safety regarding underground mining.

Adapting to IoT requirements across all scenarios to accelerate the development of a market of 100 billion IoT connections

5.5G enhancements can be seen in areas like uplink bandwidth, latency, positioning, and passive tagging, which can meet IoT requirements across all scenarios. The declining cost of RedCap and passive IoT devices is driving the IoT market to scale up faster and move towards achieving 100 billion IoT connections.

Enabling vehicle-road collaboration to improve driving safety and traffic management efficiency

By the end of 2023, the global connected vehicle count had reached 350 million. 5.5G Macro Sites enableto deliver low latency of 20 ms and high reliability of 99%, thereby accelerating vehicle-road collaboration for enhanced driving safety and traffic management efficiency. This solution has been verified from end to end in Shanghai, and is projected to improve traffic management efficiency by 30% and reduce average commute times by 20%. Liu Kang noted that close industry partnerships are instrumental in unlocking the benefits of 5.5G. Huawei is committed to working with industry and ecosystem partners to explore the wide-ranging applications of 5.5G technology, and bring about a new era of intelligent interconnection of industry applications. This will enable all participants to benefit from 5.5G development and enjoy shared success.

MWC Barcelona 2024 will be held from February 26 to February 29 in Barcelona, Spain. During the event, Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at stand 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1. With the 2024 commercial launch of 5.5G, Huawei is collaborating with operators and partners around the world to pursue exciting new innovation in networks, cloud, and intelligence.

Turkcell and Huawei signed three MOUs ON 5.5G, green energies, and AI based networks at MWC 2024

Barcelona, Spain, March 07, 2024 During MWC 2024, Turkcell, Turkey’s technology leader, signed important collaborations with Huawei, the world’s leading information and communication technology provider in three areas. According to the agreement, Turkcell and Huawei, in the coming period, will carry out studies focused on the development of 5.5G, green technologies and artificial intelligence supported next generation networks.

Under the MOUs, the two companies will research on several 5.5G technologies including Ambient IOT(Passive IoT), RedCap(Reduced Capability) and will also work together in the development of 5.5G networks. They will aim to reduce carbon footprints together through deep-mode energy saving in GPON(gigabit-capable passive optical network), the use of solar energy and green energy in the fields, ALPS solution and energy efficiency in WDM Networks. They will also initiate the ‘Joint Innovation’ to implement artificial intelligence-based, user-centric and self-optimizing networks.

Turkcell General Manager Dr. Ali Taha Koç said in his statement about the cooperation, “As Turkcell, we continue to cooperate with leading national and international companies in order to carry the development in the field of technology to the highest level. In collaboration with Huawei, we are expanding our joint innovation efforts for 5.5G and green technologies as well as artificial intelligence- based network automation. We see the agreements as an important step for the development of nnovative technologies in the field of telecommunication.”

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Phillip Gan, Huawei Senior Vice President said: “As leading solution partners in technology, we are developing our cooperation with Turkcell for joint innovation in 5.5G and green technologies as well as artificial intelligence-based network automation. Our aim is to achieve common success by considering green development with our cooperations. With the new technologies we produce with Turkcell, we aim to make people’s lives easier and contribute to sustainability.”

Turkcell and Huawei surpassed data download speeds of 10 Gigabits per second using 5.5G (5G Advanced) technology in a 5G test lab last week. This test, which stands out as an important step in Turkcell’s R&D and test studies within the scope of 5G and beyond new generation technologies, has achieved a breakthrough success in mobile internet technologies.

MWC Barcelona 2024 will be held from February 26 to February 29 in Barcelona, Spain. During the event, Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at stand 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1. With the 2024 commercial launch of 5.5G, Huawei is collaborating with operators and partners around the world to pursue exciting new innovation in networks, cloud, and intelligence. Together, we will drive 5G business and foster a thriving industry ecosystem, creating a new era for intelligent digital transformation. For more information.

Huawei Launches Three Innovative All-Optical Products to Open Up F5.5G Commercial Use

[Barcelona, Spain, February 29, 2024] During MWC24 Barcelona at Huawei Product and Solution Launch, Bob Chen, President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, launched the industry’s first DC-oriented OTN product, OptiX OSN 9800 K36; the industry’s first intelligent OLT product, OptiXaccess MA5800T; and the industry’s first FTTR+X product, iFTTR OptiXstar F50 for ultra-broadband backbone, 10G access, and all-optical smart home scenarios. The three innovative products help operators build an F5.5G all-optical target network and accelerate development of 10G ultra broadband, together opening up the commercial use of F5.5G.

In November 2023, ETSI released the F5G Advanced Generation Definition. Huawei has worked with leading operators around the world to carry out F5.5G innovation and practice, with key F5.5G technologies and products including Wi-Fi 7, 50G PON, 400G, 800G backbone networks and OXC already in wide use. 10G connectivity is fundamental to the popularization of intelligent applications. Many countries and regions around the world have released 10G development plans and initiated the construction of 10Giga City. To boost further development of F5.5G, Bob Chen, President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, noted that operators need to build an F5.5G all-optical target network that supports “1+3+4” core features amid 10G ultra broadband development. That is, centered around 1 network goal: 10Gbps ultra broadband; achieving 3 network capabilities: 10Gbps ubiquitous access, metro network reducing latency to 1ms, and backbone network achieving 99.9999% availability; building 4 network architecture: backbone network deploys 400G, 800G OTN to connect data centers, metro network requires 100G to COs, access network uses 50G PON to homes and enterprises, and connects 10Gbps to room.

To support the construction of the F5.5G all-optical target network with “1+3+4” architecture, Huawei has launched three innovative all-optical products.

Ultra-broadband backbone: Huawei has launched OptiX OSN 9800 K36, the industry’s first DC-oriented OTN product. It has three innovations. First, it provides single-wavelength 1.6Tbps, 33% higher than the next highest rate — 1.2Tbps. It also reduces the per-bit cost by 30%. Second, it has an innovative dual-3D orthogonal architecture that doubles the number of supported slots, and delivers a single-subrack switching capacity of more than 100T, easily coping with traffic surges. Third, its built-in intelligent unit enables ms-level detection and real-time intelligent fault analysis, thereby improving network availability.

10G access: MA5800T, the industry’s first intelligent OLT product, brings three upgrades. First, the capacity of a single slot on the device reaches 2T, more than twice the industry average, and can evolve to 200G PON. Moreover, it is compatible with existing GPON and 10G PON. Second, the product implements physical isolation for services through an innovative architecture, ensuring E2E deterministic latency and jitter for premium services. Third, its built-in intelligent computing unit improves user experiences in all aspects.

All-optical smart home: iFTTR F50, the industry’s first FTTR+X product, supports more functions besides network connection. It has three innovations. First, with a C-WAN architecture plus Wi-Fi 7, iFTTR F50 increases the access rate to 3000 Mbps. Second, based on accurate clock synchronization, it shortens the roaming handover time to 10ms and eliminates packet loss. Third, its built-in storage and computing unit provides users with a maximum of 8TB storage space and intelligent album search functions. Meanwhile, with excellent Wi-Fi capabilities, the F50 is the first product to obtain the performance certification of the World WLAN Application Alliance (WAA), ensuring premium digital home experience for users.

Bob Chen, President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, said, “2024 is the first year of F5.5G commercial use, and fixed networks will take a new leap forward. Amid the development of 10G ultra broadband, Huawei released three innovative all-optical products: DC-oriented OTN product OSN 9800 K36, intelligent 10G OLT product MA5800T, and FTTR+X product iFTTR OptiXstar F50, helping operators build the F5.5G all-optical target network with “1+3+4” core features, continuously broaden service boundaries, and advance the intelligent world.”

MWC Barcelona 2024 will be held from February 26 to February 29 in Barcelona, Spain. During the event, Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at stand 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1. With the 2024 commercial launch of 5.5G, Huawei is collaborating with operators and partners around the world to pursue exciting new innovation in networks, cloud, and intelligence. Together, we will drive 5G business and foster a thriving industry ecosystem, creating a new era for intelligent digital transformation