IMC 2017: Huawei investing $600 mn in 5G research

Huawei has been investing in 5G research since 2009, and will invest US$600 million in the research and innovation by 2018, paving way for the technology’s commercial roll out in 2020.

On the sidelines of India Mobile Congress 2017, Huawei reinforced its commitment to bring world-class innovations to India and helping the country become part of a globally unified 5G ecosystem.

Paving way for 5G realization in India, Huawei, together with Bharti Airtel, recently announced the country’s first Massive MIMO technology implementation.

The Massive MIMO solution can potentially increase spectrum efficiency by six to ten times, significantly decreasing networking costs while enhancing intensive coverage. More importantly, the solution will enhance the user experience seamlessly and act as a gateway to 5G in India.

Last month, Huawei officially released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution X-Haul, which is now available globally and here in India. The solution is set to help operators in India build end-to-end 5G networks.

For backhaul scenarios in areas that have a high population density like Indian metros such as Delhi and Mumbai, Huawei launched the industry’s first 50GE/100GE adaptive network slicing router, which provides seamless 100GE compatibility even when providing 50GE base station access. For scenarios where optical cables are not used, Huawei launched the industry’s first 5G-ready microwave solution.

For fronthaul scenarios, Huawei launched the industry’s first 100G Full-outdoor WDM device, which is deployed at the same site as the base station to save optical cable resources.

Speaking on the occasion, Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India, “The 5G era is approaching, and we are confident that 5G deployment in India will happen in line with global timeline. Huawei continues to promote joint innovation with operators in the 5G field around the world and in India, and is joining hands with upstream and downstream industry partners to promote the sustainable development of the 5G industry.”


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