During its first Global 5G Ultra-Lean Site Forum event at the Russia Mobile Network Infrastructure Ecosystem Forum 2019, Huawei launched its Site Cloud platform in the Russian market. The platform boosts integration and sharing of resources and the construction of a new Open Site ecosystem.
Site Cloud integrates current global information about existing sites and potential sites (including public resources such as electrical poles, lamp poles, billboards, and supermarkets) into one integrated platform that allows cloud sharing of site information.
When considering where to construct a site, operators can find and select the most suitable site location in Site Cloud, which helps them quickly deploy their networks.
Zhao Lei, Huawei Russia CNBG CEO, said: “As we get ever-closer to the arrival of the 5G era, operators will face many challenges when first deploying 5G networks. These challenges include restricted space and load bearing for sites, difficulty in site acquisition, long deployment cycles, and high operating expenses, among others. Regulators, operators, equipment providers, and tower companies should urgently and actively cooperate to create Open Sites. Only by doing so can they deploy 5G quickly and create mutually beneficial businesses.”
Geng Fei, Huawei’s Vice President of Wireless and Cloud Core Network Marketing, said: “Huawei is helping Russian network operators construct simplified, green, and upgradeable 5G sites through innovative solutions that include antenna, baseband, radio frequency, energy power, and transmission solutions. At the same time, our launch of Site Cloud in the Russian market will boost resource integration and sharing and create a win-win ecosystem. This will accelerate large-scale deployment of 5G and increase investment efficiency.”
During the conference, Huawei’s SVP of Eurasia Marketing & Solution Sales, Lu Libo, on behalf of Huawei, signed a MoU with Russian tower operator Service Telecom, Prime Telecom, and pole facility partner Vitrulux to create an alliance that will cooperate on a wide range of site-related issues.
Meanwhile, the Moscow municipal government also detailed the strategies it has taken to accelerate 5G’s deployment based on increasing access to municipal administration resources and simplifying processes. These strategies have further improved social infrastructure, boosted sharing of public resources, and reduced industry investment overlap.
The 2019 Global 5G Ultra-Lean Site Forum has kicked off. The forum will hold high-level conferences in Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa. The conferences will provide the industry with a platform for comprehensive, high-level, and multilateral discussions between operators’ executives and 5G industry partners.
The Forum aims to allow operators to achieve business success by providing a space for the executives and industry partners to exchange innovative views, share successful experiences, explore sustainable development models for the 5G industry, discuss solutions for business innovation and quick deployment, and examine ways of protecting investments to the highest extent possible.