ITU Telecom World 2019: 5G+Gigabit, Connecting an Intelligent Future

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At the ITU Telecom World 2019, Huawei’s theme is “Ubiquitous Gigabit Connectivity & Intelligent Society”.

Huawei is appearing full force with a host of forums and demonstrations, such as the 5G+Gigabit, Connecting an Intelligent Future forum and the 5G is On demo truck.

Huawei works with government regulators, global operators, industry leaders, ecosystem partners, and industry analysts to exchange ideas and experiences on leading business models and applications of 5G+gigabit and discuss its commercial deployment strategy from the perspectives of industry policy and regulation, industry applications, service development, simplified 5G sites, and network deployment. Huawei aims to partner with all industry players to drive collaboration within the ecosystem.

Digitization is just unfolding and industries are ready to become intelligent. 5G+gigabit is becoming the engine for a new round of economic and social transformation. 5G+gigabit will boost digital industrialization and industrial digitization, and dramatically enhance social efficiency.

With innovative services that integrate 5G and gigabit networks, we will see fast development of technologies including ultra-high-definition (UHD) and interactive video, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, and smart city. 5G+gigabit has become the foundation upon which a fully connected, intelligent world will be built.

Huawei’s 5G demo truck at the ITU Telecom World 2019

Over the past 10 years, Huawei has invested a total of US$4 billion in 5G, making it a leader in 5G chips, products, and networks. Huawei is the only telecoms company in the world that is able to provide end-to-end commercial 5G solutions.

The company has signed commercial contracts with over 50 operators worldwide and shipped over 200,000 5G Massive MIMO AAUs to help operators gain first-mover advantages and ensure premium user experience in 5G.

Huawei has launched pre-commercial and commercial 5G networks for customers from countries including South Korea, Switzerland, Qatar, the UK, Spain, Italy, and Kuwait. In north-eastern Europe, Huawei has helped over 25 operators conduct 5G trials and deploy pre-commercial 5G networks in large scale, as well as helping them launch new services such as 5G home broadband and 5G cloud gaming. In China, Huawei has partnered with the three major operators to build commercial 5G networks in 50 cities.

Huawei has signed commercial gigabit FTTx contracts with more than 30 operators worldwide, and shipped over 1.5 million 10G PON OLT ports globally to help operators build industry-leading, intent-driven, and all-optical gigabit access networks. In north-eastern Europe, Huawei has helped several leading operators deploy six pre-commercial and commercial gigabit networks.

During the ITU Telecom World 2019, Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei’s 5G Product Line, released the company’s 5G Applications Position Paper. This paper predicts the applications of 5G in areas like broadband, media and entertainment, industrial manufacturing, and smart transport.

It also indicates that business models of the 5G era require close cooperation between stakeholders and regulators’ support for application innovation. The paper calls on global industry organizations and regulators to push for 5G standardization and spectrum allocation, with the goal of creating a friendly business environment for 5G deployment and application in the early stage.

At the event, Huawei also released the 5G Ultra-Lean Site White Paper which emphasizes the deployment strategy for 5G sites. With the aim of breaking five barriers – experience, antenna integration, energy efficiency, zero footprint, and indoor coverage – the ultra-lean 5G sites help operators reduce CAPEX and OPEX during site evolution to enable faster 5G deployment and achieve business success.

In countries where spectrum is priced following market rules, operators and regulators are most concerned about pricing. At the event, Coleago released the Spectrum Price Index (SPI). This index indicates price levels and a reasonable baseline in order to help advance the 5G ecosystem with reasonable spectrum prices.

At the ITU Telecom World 2019, Huawei announced that FTTx technology has entered the era of the 5th generation fixed network (F5G), featuring gigabit ultra-broadband represented by 10G PON and Wi-Fi 6. Over the next five years, FTTx services will expand from households to rooms, from offices to desktops, and from factories to individual machines, delivering premium user experiences.

The Broadband Development Alliance of China released the White Paper on Use Cases of Gigabit Broadband Network, which suggests the top 10 use cases in the F5G era: Cloud VR, smart home, gaming, social networks, cloud desktop, enterprise cloudification, online education, telemedicine, and smart manufacturing. In the future, F5G will collaborate with 5G within a broader scope, enabling numerous industries to prosper.

Huawei’s 5G is On demo truck brought the event to a new level. It demonstrated Huawei’s advanced end-to-end 5G technologies, allowing the attendees to experience the cloud-based applications of the 5G world.