Huawei has signed 5G contract with multiple mobile operators globally such as STC, Maxis, Sunrise, Rain & Viva Bahrain.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has signed “Aspiration Project” contract with Huawei, which contains E2E wireless network modernization and 5G network construction. This contract aims at driving Saudi ICT industry development and ultimately supporting the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision and the National Transformation Program 2020. Huawei will support STC to introduce global partners to KSA for 5G ecosystem, and deliver high quality services to Saudi citizens and enterprises and ultimately to support National Transformation Program 2020 to maximize investment efficiency in term of Capital and operations spend.
Sunrise 5G is progressing smoothly and 5G network will be launched in March this year, covering more than 150 towns cities/villages across Switzerland. Huawei is a strategic partner of Sunrise and provides end to end innovative 5G commercial solution, including radio access network, transport network and core network.
As early as December 2017, Sunrise completed new business demonstration based on 5G end-to-end network with Huawei, including virtual reality, panoramic video live broadcast and 12-channel ultra-high definition video. In the 3.5 GHz band, the downlink throughput rate reached 3.28 Gbps; in June 2018, Switzerland, Sunrise completed the first end-to-end 5G standard network deployment, and in November, deployed the standard 5G network in the Swiss ski resort Laax.
Rain, South Africa’s mobile data-only network operator has launched the first 5G commercial network in South Africa in partnership with Huawei. With Huawei’s end-to-end 5G solutions, rain has been able to build the 5G network using its 3.6 GHz spectrum. In the first phase of roll out, rain has deployed a number of 5G sites in key areas in Johannesburg.
VIVA Bahrain has signed a nationwide 5G service launch MoU with Huawei. This agreement compliments the successful completion of the 5G readiness project located in key areas across Bahrain that was announced recently.
VIVA Bahrain will upgrade their existing infrastructure based on non-standalone 5G core and 4/5G dual mode radio unit and high capacity backhauling technologies, that will enable VIVA customers to access 5G services across Bahrain by June 2019. Moreover, transmission network’s high capacity ready hardware will allow them to rapidly scale up their networks to meet capacity requirements in the near future.
Maxis and Huawei has signed an MoU to accelerate 5G in Malaysia. This MoU aims to cooperate on full-fledged 5G trials with end-to-end systems and services.