Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World
Italy's Open Fiber Launches 200G Elastic OTN Working With Huawei
Open Fiber, a leading wholesale provider in Italy, has announced the successful commissioning and commercial trial of the 200G Elastic OTN between Rome and Florence in the national backbone "Zion"network. This will lay a solid foundation for the Italy's National Broadband strategy.
Open Fiber undertook to support the national broadband strategy, which aims to provide100M broadband coverage for 85% of Italy's population and 30M broadband coverage for 100% of the country's population. Open Fiber intends to build an all-optical network that can offer more reliable, faster, and more affordable broadband access to households and businesses, to help implement the"Digital Agenda for Europe" and "Italian Ultra-broadband"strategies.
The "Zion" network, which will cover 270 cities, is built based on Huawei's OTN architecture. It supports high-performance 200G transmission and high service reliability through the most advanced WDM technologies, including TSDN, optical ASON, programmable 100G/200G, flexible grid, embedded OTDR, and OSNR monitoring. It is the first elastic backbone network based on SDN and 200G flexible grid technologies. Compared to the traditional DWDM network, it offers significant advantages, including fast service provisioning, high reliability and bandwidths, agile O&M, and resource-optimizing synergy with the iPlayer. In addition to high bandwidth, it offers capabilities to efficiently carry both fixed and mobile broadband services.
Stefano Paggi, CTO of Open Fiber, explained, "We arrive at 200 Giga, thanks to new capabilities for signal modulation and error correction as well as new hardware used, which is the most advanced in the market of digital and optical components."
Richard Jin, President of Huawei's Transmission Network Product Line, said, "At present, Huawei's 200G/400G ultra-high-speed solution has already been commercially implemented in many operator networks worldwide. This time, Huawei built an elastic 200G OTN for Open Fiber to provide an optimal user experience and to help Open Fiber succeed."
Open Fiber aims to create a new benchmark for the broadband market and provide a highly-automated and efficient broadband leasing business with different SLAs and at different layers from L0 to L3. Open Fiber will work closely with Huawei and other industry partners to support the progress of Italy National Broadband.
[Rome, Italy, February 12, 2018]
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Digital Agenda for Europe" and "Italian Ultra-broadband" strategies.
Shuffle Sites: Lighting and Connecting the Smart City
The MBB Sector Is Set for a New Wave of Explosive Growth
As the number of mobile broadband (MBB) users explodes with an ever-increasing demand for diverse services, data traffic is experiencing sharp growth like never before. Network quality is a key differentiator for data-savvy customers. Towns and cities across the world need a highly performing network and broadband infrastructure to implement their smart initiatives that will bring huge benefits for their citizens.
Telecom operators need to improve the coverage and the capacity of their mobile networks. As site acquisition becomes increasingly difficult, the focus is turning to new ways to roll out services, improve the user experience and develop 5G networks while meeting strict government requirements on integration and appearance.
Shuffle Site - a joint innovation
Partners of cities worldwide, Huawei and Schréder, having been working together for the past year to deliver Shuffle Site - a multi-functional street lighting platform that incorporates Huawei’s built-in small cell to provide wider broadband coverage and boost capacity while meeting government regulations.
Technological cooperation turns streetlights into base stations
With street lights widely available throughout towns and cities, they are ideally placed to quickly deliver extensive coverage, support large amounts of data traffic, and improve the user experience.
Huawei's outdoor integrated small cells as well as their antennas and transmission devices have been perfectly integrated into the Shuffle to meet the requirements of the local municipalities and carriers regarding the appearance of small cells. The small cell has also been designed to accommodate 5G networks in the future.
The Shuffle Site represents much more than a high-value data traffic hub. It can also integrate public address systems, surveillance cameras, WiFi modules and sensors to enable cities to provide multiple services in one aesthetic column, reducing their carbon footprint. It is simply, the ideal platform for cities to implement smart city initiatives.
In addition, by collaborating with telecom operators, cities could give them selves an enormous economic advantage. The first cities to have 5G, which is 100 times faster than 4G, will undoubtedly, attract technology companies who want to develop new products and services.
Success across industries
By adopting the Shuffle Site, telecom operators will save time and money in new site deployment, reducing CAPEX and OPEX by over 40%. The acquisition period will be cut from six months to one. Pilot installations have proven that the download rate for subscribers increased by three times.
The Shuffle Site can be installed in densely populated areas, including pedestrian areas, squares, railway stations, metro stations, residential areas, urban roads, and tourist attractions.
In addition to providing a solution to the recurrent problem of site acquisition this joint innovation contributes to enhancing the city landscape. It provides the perfect infrastructure to ensure a successful collaboration for many stakeholders.
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Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei Achieve World's First 5G NR Interoperability in Operator Environment
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei prove the world's first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station in an operator lab environment. This successful test in Bonn,Germany, is another important milestone after the three partners initially verified the first 5G NR interoperability in Huawei’s Shanghai labs.
The test is based on Huawei's 5G commercial base station and Intel's third generation 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform (MTP). It is a critical step towards the early development of full commercial 5G equipment in 2019, accelerating the 5G ecosystem.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei began cooperation on 5G network research in 2015 and committed to accelerating the development of the ecosystem. With the benefit of Intel's 5G NR platforms, the group realized successful IODT tests taking crucial joint steps towards 5G industry maturity.
Using Huawei's commercial NR base station and the Intel 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform, the three parties have jointly validated the fundamentals of the 5G 3GPP NR standard completed on December 21, 2017, at the 3GPP TSG RAN meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. These included new synchronization, coding, frame structure, and numerology components underlying the interconnection of the NR-compliant terminal and network.
The test configuration used by Deutsche Telekom, Huawei and Intel is based on the largest C-band cell bandwidth defined by the 5G NR standard. It also incorporates the latest Massive MIMO multi-antenna and beam forming technology enabled by the standard framework.
World's first 5G NR Inter operability test based on 3GPP R15 commercial system
Arash Ashouriha, Senior Vice President Technology Innovation of Deutsche Telekom said: ”After delivering leading contributions to the 3GPP’s work on 5G standards, Deutsche Telekom, Huawei andIntel moved swiftly to jointly achieve implementation progress through standards-based interoperability testing. The successful testing in our 5G: haus operator environment is another significant step on the path to 5G ecosystem maturity and early 5G commercialisation.”
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei’s 5G product line, said: "The success of this testing in Bonn shows that Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei continue to work closely to drive the commercial readiness of 5G NR. As the standard continues to be updated, Huawei will continue to work with all parties to step up additional interoperability tests and promote the 5G industry maturity process, and to welcome the arrival of the entire industry digitization.”
Asha Keddy, Vice President Client, and General Manager Next Generation Standards, Intel Corporation, said: "Intel has been actively working with leading 5G companies to take advantage of Intel 's unique end-to-end 5G NR technology and to accelerate 5G testing and commercialisation based on the latest 5G NR technology. The Intel®XMM™8000modem family maturity and time to launch will significantly benefit from this early multi-vendor interoperability progress and the realization of a global 5GNR industry ecosystem, with initial launches in mid-2019 and large-scale scaling in 2020.”
The maturity of the 5G industry is the foundation of 5G NR commercialization. Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei will continue to deepen their cooperation and develop standardized products for the upcoming 5Gera.
[Bonn, Germany, February 23, 2018]
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The secret sauce for successful content monetization:
How Altibox's Video Services Boost Business
Do your subscribers ask for premium content? Where do they want to consume premium content? How to compete with established OTT brands? Faced with this need, how can Altibox keep their subscribers happy?
Many telecom operators are grappling with this problem right now. Altibox, a part of the Lyse Group, is Norway's biggest provider of FTTH broadband through the unique Altibox partnership model. It has 500,000 broadband households and which contain around 25% of the Norwegian population, and near 400,000 pay TV customers. Working with Huawei on the platform side, Altibox has gradually developed an approach to content acquisition based around "Freedom of Choice". This means that subscribers can compose their own bouquet of content they want to watch, and this freedom has drawn viewers away from the tablet, and back towards the big screen. In a world of falling viewer numbers, Altibox has rapidly grown itsIPTV audience. Altibox has also become Norway's only provider of UHD IPTV services.
Multiplepressures, multiple challenges
It has not been easy for Altibox to establish itself as a successful IPTV provider. There have been plenty of challenges along the way.
Norway is an extremely competitive market, and in the area of video there is competition from international giants like Netflix, HBO, AmazonPrime Video and YouTube, along with local players such as GET, CanalDigital, and Riks TV. Also, the local broadcasters work closely with Norway's operators, and offer at the same time their own video-on-demand OTT services. Norway has a very advanced infrastructure and high Internet broadband speeds.
It was a number of factors including the change in customer behaviour and paradigm shifts that made Altibox enter an agreement with Huawei on its video strategy. The operator hoped that Huawei's comprehensive experience would help it negate the increasingly fierce technical challenges from other pay TV operators and OTT providers. They set themselves a goal of delivering the most cutting-edge viewing experience to the widest audience.
The secret to content acquisition
Acquisition of content is a key element in achieving video success, so it was a challenge which Altibox had to address. Altibox has a strong know-how related to acquiring content. They decided to make HBO Nordic content available on the Altibox platform, and as a result the number of new users started to grow sharply. All HBO Nordic content is organized in one SVOD kiosk making it easy for subscriber to subscribe and consume the content. TheHBO service is also produced by Altibox to secure full end-to-end quality. Altibox now offers a selection of nearly10,000 HBO movies and TV episodes. Altibox has now a total of 5 SVOD services integrated into their platform including 127 000 assets from NRK. The value proposition to the customer is to offer content anyplace, anywhere, anytime and on any device. The content is offered through its own IPTV system.
Altibox is building a one-stop platform for entertainment, which gives it full control over both content aggregation (upstream) and delivery (downstream). The consumer can find everything they want to watch on the Altibox system itself through global search.
When the new IPTV service went online, it was like a revolution in the living room. Previous home entertainment packages had been delivered by the set top box itself. Shows had to be saved on local hard disk and STB did not offer time shift TV or catch up TV; users had to set the box to record the shows they wanted, then they could watch when they had the time. Once Altibox started working with Huawei, all content was stored on the cloud, and could be accessed at any time on any device. It was a huge improvement in the user experience.
The success of the video service also started to help drive broadband bundle sales. As video sales swiftly mounted, households were using more and more data. For example, with the new Huawei platform in place, Altibox found that streaming increased more than 2000%. And when ultra HD content was added to the system, this drove data flows even higher. Altibox had put 300 Mbps to its basic package. This was in part based simply on the need for more bandwidth, but also on the need to compete.
Word of mouth brings a business boost
Altibox's success with IPTV has brought a range of positive developments. As well as more sales, it earned some impressive word-of-mouth for its user experience.
Pay TV audiences are sliding all over Norway, but Altibox has bucked the market trend, and seen an uptake in both broadband and IPTV subscriber numbers. It generated higher ARPU with its broadband + IPTV bundle, and increased IPTV penetration: The offer of new Hollywood releases has boosted pay-per-view sales (Altibox has the latest license window from Hollywood studios in the market), and that has brought a rise in IPTV ARPU. Video services are now driving revenue in both content and broadband sales, meaning that Altibox is now enjoying synergies between its video and broadband businesses. Altibox falling TV penetration rate has now been reversed and increased.
The new UHD set top box and the high-speed fiber network covering the whole country have enabled a vastly improved user experience, with UHD video and interactive multiscreen viewing. Users can search all online and recorded content by actor name or movie title. One of the most popular features is StartAgain, which allows a viewer to watch a TV show from the beginning, even if they joined the program late. The offline record function and seamless integration of multiple screens mean that users can access the shows they want any time, on any device and anywhere.
Eric Zhang, the former CEO of Huawei Norway, commented, "This is a historic moment for Altibox and Huawei. We are extremely pleased to have helped Altibox develop Norway's first UHD IPTV service, which has brought Norway's consumers a new kind of entertainment experience."
Altibox's CEO, Thomas Skjelbred, noted that customers are telling us that the new IPTV service had made their young children’s abandon their iPad and return to the TV. Asking around on any Stavanger/Oslo bus or metro, and you will hear that everyone loves the new TV services from Altibox. Independent media reviewers have been unanimous in giving the new IPTV services a very warm reception.
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TM9, Powering Smart Phones with an Astonishingly High Throughput
Mobile networks and smartphones have been developing rapidly over the past few years, and people's lives increasingly rely on mobile internet. Mobile phones are becoming an irreplaceable virtual assistant around the world. The reason behind this
lies in the ability of mobile phones to quickly transmit data anytime, anywhere. This means that high throughput is at the core of the entire mobile phone experience. TM9, a standardized transmission mode defined by 3GPP, is the core technology for further improving FDD LTE user throughput
This technology can greatly improve the data transmission capabilities of mobile phones by reusing spectrum. The addition of new spectrum resources is not required.
How Does TM9 Significantly Enhance the Data Throughput Without Requiring Additional Spectrum Resources?
LTE user throughput has been significantly improved over the past few years by aggregating several carriers. However, limited spectrum resources must be shared by the UEs. When there are too many UEs, each one is able to obtain only a small portion of those limited resources. As a result, the user perceived throughput decreases in densely populated areas or indoor scenarios. Throughput declines and experience is more likely to deteriorate in hotspot areas or busy hours, just like in rush-hour traffic jams where cars get stuck regardless of how fast or powerful their engines are.
To further improve the data throughput for mobile phones, global leading operators have deployed 4T4R networks on a large scale in 2017 and plan to out migrate legacy 2T2R networks, which is like moving from a 2-lane highway, to one with four lanes. In this way, the operators expect to enhance the user perceived throughput of mobile phones. However, mobile apps are still in the midst of explosive growth, live streaming and short videos are becoming more and more popular, and virtual reality (VR) is flourishing. All these trends are bound to require the increasingly demanding data throughput on the terminal side and to place huge pressure on network capacity. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure high data throughput for mobile phones as the demand will be increasing many folds.
In these circumstances, TM9 is introduced to significantly improve the mobile internet access experience without adding additional spectrum.
This technology will enable TM9-capable UEs to report radio channel status to the network, which then forms dedicated narrow beams for target UEs when multiple-antenna technology, such as 32T32R, is deployed on live networks. The narrow beams generated using TM9 are independent of each other. In this way, spectrum can be reused and the overall network capacity can be multiplied.
Each mobile phone's exclusive use of an independent beam significantly increases the user perceived through put and cell capacity.
The increasing number of antennas and TM9 combined enable more UEs to have exclusive beams, which greatly improves the data throughput of mobile phones.
Traditional transmission mode vs TM9
TM9 Has Already Gained Support from Industry Chain Giants and Is Becoming a Mandatory
Mobile Phone Function.
Since 3GPP's release of TM9 in 2011, theTM9 industry has matured. Mainstream chipset vendors, such as Qualcomm and HiSilicon, have launched TM9-capable mobile phone chipsets, and more than 20mobile phone models are powered with such chipsets. TM9 can be activated through one-click operations after software packages are released by phone manufacturers.Currently, the penetration rate of TM9-capable UEs is over 40% in leading markets, and TM9 has been activated for certain high-end smartphones from mainstream brands. Mainstream operators have launched TM9 pilot projects. More than 10operators, such as China Mobile and Verizon, have completed TM9 field tests, and 2018 will see the deployment of TM9 on up to 30 commercial networks. Once that happens, the internet experience provided by TM9-capable mobile phones is bound to enter a new era.
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Huawei and Partners Stride Towards a Fully Connected, Intelligent World
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Huawei is presenting technologies and solutions for 5G, All-Cloud network, video, and IoT. Huawei will be engaging with industry leaders, sharing its experience and successes, and showcasing leading products and scenario-specific solutions. In particular, it will focus on the three key issues of better connections, better business growth, and better experience. With its carrier customers and partners, the company is helping to build a fully connected, intelligent world.
[Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018]
Traditional transmission mode vs TM9
The intelligent world is here. As they go beyond current boundaries in terms of capabilities, connections, business models, experience, and partnerships, carriers are set to become the cornerstone of a digital transformation market worth US $23 trillion. Huawei delivers ICT infrastructure and smart devices, and will act as a 'rich soil' of information, automation, and intelligence technologies. Within this 'soil', partners can grow their content, applications, and even clouds.Together, they can bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
By building more connections and expanding data pipes, Huawei is enabling industry-wide digitization and helping carriers fully leverage the power of 5G and cloud-network synergy.
Better business growth:
Huawei helps carriers dig deeper into their installed base to maximize network value. It also helps carriers develop video and IoT services to enable new business growth.
Huawei's digital operation & maintenance solutions enable agile business and intelligent and efficient operations. This helps carriers deliver a Real-time, On-demand, All-online,DIY, and Social (ROADS) experience.
At MWC 2018, Huawei will launch over 20 new products, showcase the results of its work with over 300 partners, host five forums, and share its experience and ideas with the industry. The aim is to jointly embark on the ROADS to a fully-connected, intelligent world.
Huawei Rotating CEO Ken Hu said, "Huawei's presentation at MWC this year has three notable features. First, real experience. We are exploring the industry ourselves, and we have over 300 carriers and partners with us here, showing our cutting-edge technologies and services in action, including 5G, video, and IoT. Second, a focus on business success. We have launched a series of scenario-specific solutions for individuals, homes, and enterprises, including site solutions for all scenarios, high-quality home broadband, and cloud-network synergy. Third, leading products and solutions, including 5G, Intent-drivenNetwork, the AUTIN digital O&M platform, and Dorado 18000 flash memory solutions. We look forward to speaking with industry leaders at the Huawei booths to discuss how the industry is to develop."
Huawei will also report its progress with leading global carriers on 5G testing and deployment. It is an active player in the 5G Slicing Alliance, a new industry organization announced at MWC to propel the industry forward. Ken Hu noted, "5G standards and technologies are maturing. As market demand continues to grow, Huawei plans to launch a full range of end-to-end 5G products, including customer premise equipment, to help carriers get a head start on 5G. Huawei will continue to develop new technologies and work with industry partners to develop a 5G ecosystem. The ultimate goal is to build a fully connected, intelligent world."
MWC 2018 runs from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain.
Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at;
Booth 1 - J50in Fira Gran Via Hall 1
Booth 3130 - in Hall 3
Innovation City zone in Hall 4
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I'm proud of what we've achieved, but the mobile industry is evolving
Huawei Receives 2018 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry
The GSMA presented Huawei Technologies with the 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry. The award was presented at a special ceremony held last evening, where Huawei was recognized for decades of advocating new technology standards, driving digital transformation, and building out the digital ecosystem.
At the ceremony, Ken Hu, Rotating and Acting CEO at Huawei, accepted the award on behalf of the company. "Over the years, we have worked with many of you to advance 3G, 4G – and now 5G and other ICT technologies," he said, "so that more people can get connected and enjoy better services. In this time, Huawei has connected over one-third of the world's population. I'm proud of what we've achieved, but the mobile industry is evolving. It will soon become the cornerstone of a fully connected, intelligent world, and we still have a lot of work to do."
Ken Hu, Rotating and Acting CEO of Huawei (left),accepting GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry fromSunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of GSMA (right) in Barcelona
The GSMA’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that made significant contributions to the development of the ICT industry and the advancement of mobile communications. In addition to its technological contributions, Huawei was recognized for its commitment to collaboration with the industry: it actively participates in over 360 standards bodies, industry organizations, and open source communities, where it has played an instrumental role in cultivating the broader digital ecosystem. "On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to congratulate Huawei on its commitment to pushing the industry forward," said Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, GSMA and Founder andChairman, Bharti Enterprises. "In just 30 years, they have managed to become the largest supplier of mobile networking equipment in the world. Their contribution to global standards, approach to innovation, and commitment to helping customers and partners succeed will have a lasting impact on the future of our industry." Since its founding in 1987, Huawei has expanded from a small reseller of telephone exchange equipment to a global market leader in telecom and enterprise network solutions and consumer devices. Through its history the company has shown a strong focus on research and development. From 2007 to 2016, Huawei's total R&D investment surpassed US$48 billion dollars, having invested $11billion in 2016 alone. In recent years, Huawei has concentrated on building out the next generation of digital infrastructure by driving innovation in cloud, artificial intelligence, and 5G technologies. It continues to funnel 10% - 15% of its annual revenue back into R&D each year. For more information on the 2018 GLOMO Awards, www.globalmobileawards.com MWC 2018 runs from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at;
Booth 1 - J50in Fira Gran Via Hall 1
Booth 3130 - in Hall 3
Innovation City zone in Hall 4
Ryan Ding: On 5G, Work with Huawei
Ryan Ding, Huawei Executive Director and President of Carrier Business Group, shared his views and vision for 5G with the industry at the "5G is Now" Summit during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. During his remarks, Ding noted: "Looking back, we can see how technology has driven social change: 2G kicked off an era of global communications; 3G and 4G brought us mobile internet; and 5G marks the start of a new, intelligent world, with all things sensing, all things connected, and all things intelligent."
Ten years ago, when 4G was still just a pipe dream, it was hardly imaginable that we would be buying plane tickets, booking hotels, ordering taxis, and paying bills… all at the touch of a phone screen. Smartphones are our portals to the digital world. And in the coming 5G world, networks will connect things, as well as people. It will be a world where all things are sensing, all things are connected, and all things are intelligent. We are going to see the emergence of many things that we cannot imagine today. On the roads, self-driving cars will communicate through the 5G network, and traffic jams, accidents, and parking problems will become a thing of the past. Groceries and other purchases will be carried to us through the air by drone, arriving in our hands within minutes. The blind will perceive the world using assistive technologies. 5G will be the portal to the digital world for everything and every person.
Steam engines unleashed huge productive power, ushering in the industrial era. In the future,5G will also be a game changer for many industries. Therefore, industries must invest in 5G as early as possible to get a head start on digital transformation. 5G is a major opportunity for carriers, and as digital transformation spreads, the opportunities for carriers will grow bigger. The connection of all things will create a new trillion-dollar market.
5G, Act Now
5G cannot be deployed overnight. It requires the transformation of the entire network, and we must act now.
Antenna incorporation: The space at sites is too crowded to accommodate 5G antennas. To prepare antennas for 5G deployment, we must upgrade existing antennas so that they can support 5G spectrum.
Air interface cloudification: Cloudified 5G air interfaces enable the dynamic sharing of 2G/3G/4G/5G spectrum, making it easier to migrate more spectrum to 5G.
The existing distributed antenna system (DAS) is barely capable of supporting 5G. Therefore, we need a digital system to support the smooth migration to 5G in the future.
Bearer network upgrades: The deployment of 5G bearer networks takes longer than access networks, so carriers must act now. For 5G networks to meet transmission needs, we need 10G for sites, 50G for metro networks, and end-to-end 200–400G for backbone networks.
Operation automation: 5G will make network operations even more complex. The existing operating model will cause high OPEX that carriers will find difficult to sustain. Therefore, carriers must evolve towards automated and intelligent operations to effectively respond to their customers' needs in the 5G era.
Architecture cloudification: Datacenter-centric, cloudified architecture is the foundation for automated and intelligent operations. This architecture offers strong computing power for networks and users. Cloudified architecture can create synergies between cloud and networks to better serve a digital industry and provide one-stop services to enterprises more quickly.
5G, Join Hands with Huawei
There will be myriad uncertainties in the5G era, and carriers will need a reliable strategic partner to see them through.Working with Huawei, carriers will see a lot of benefits in the 5G era.
- Carriers will work with six 5G industry alliances and over 300 partners worldwide. Huawei has worked with partners from multiple vertical industries to develop extensive 5G use cases. With the support of Huawei, the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) was established in September 2016, and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5GACIA) was established in October 2017. Huawei X Labs has worked with over 270 global industry partners to develop 5G applications and has released ten 5G use cases. We are now working with our partners on 47 projects involving innovative 5G applications.
- Carriers will gain access to a full range of 5G solutions. In 2018, Huawei will launch an end-to-end 5G commercial system based on 3GPP specifications.Huawei's wireless access network products are a portfolio of base stations with multiple bands (sub-3GHz, C-band, and millimeter wave) and multiple forms(macro stations and micro stations). These base stations can adapt to various scenarios, such as tube towers, and rooftop and other poles. Among these base stations, the most noteworthy include the world's smallest 3D-MIMO and a new BBU platform boasting the strongest processing capabilities to date.
- Carriers will benefit from US $10–20 billion of R&D investment. In 2017, Huawei invested over US $12 billion in R&D, ranking 6th globally, and plans to invest CNY 5 billion in 5G R&D in 2018. Huawei will continue to invest US $10–20 billion in R&D every year. The company now has over 5,000 staff working on 5G R&D.
- Carriers will partner with over 300 top 5G scientists. Since Huawei deployed the world's first 4G LTE network in 2009, we have engaged in 5GR&D and recruited over 300 of the world's best wireless scientists to work on 5G development. To date, Huawei has established more than ten 5G research centers in countries including France, the US, and Germany.
Huawei helps its customers build 5G networks. More importantly, we are committed to working with global industry partners to help our customers succeed in their 5G business. We will help customers build better 5G capabilities in every area, from technology and ecosystem, to applications, AI, cloud, professional services, and consultancy. Together, let's move towards a fully connected, intelligent world.
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Huawei Unveils AUTIN – A New Digitized Operations Services
Huawei has launched AUTIN, an Operations Consulting and Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for Digitized Operations Services to help operators manage complex hybrid ICT environments. AUTIN delivers AUTomation and INtelligence to modernize and reshape operations for the digital era.
Building on its award-winning Operation Web Services (OWS), Huawei new AUTIN brand is introducing new functionality and machine learning for intelligent operations. AUTIN leverages big data and AI to help operators move from a reactive to more proactive and predictive operations. The solution is vendor and technology agnostic and can manage multiple technologies and services in a constantly changing environment.
AUTIN encompasses the following applications: workforce and service desk management, operations intelligence, fault management and automatic alarm behavior discovery. All comepre-integrated. One unique differentiator of AUTIN is that it enables operational staff to build APPs to automate daily tasks. AUTIN provides access to over 900 APPs which deliver Huawei’s best practices in various areas of operations.AUTIN comes in a flexible configuration that allows operators to select which applications and APPs they need to meet their operational requirements. The full capabilities of AUTIN will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress.
AUTIN’s launch marks a new chapter for Huawei,” said David Shen, Director of Assurance and Managed Services (AMS) at Huawei. “Operators can now quickly gain access to our industry leading digital platform and new capabilities such as automation and AI. AUTIN reduces manual work by automating simple and recurring tasks, which increases consistency and allows staff to focus on more important work. It provides actionable insights through real-time analytics and faster fault resolutions through root-cause analysis. AUTIN gives full operational visibility to enable optimization of work order distribution, reduces site visits and improves staff utilization. Our vision is building an ecosystem of Huawei’s partners, third parties, and all industries. Such communities will help us to work together to unlock incredible value through new services and innovations that will benefit everyone in the telecom industry.”
[Barcelona, Spain, February26, 2018]
Embodied in AUTIN are Huawei’s accumulated knowledge, experience, innovations and best practices of managing over 160 global operations. AUTIN accelerates the journey for an operator to achieve the goal of becoming a Digital Service Provider. It brings innovative ideas from other industries such as the internet world to help operators evolve from siloed operations with high levels of repetitive manual processes to autonomous operations. This is underpinned by an digital workforce that is re skilled with a new culture and mindset capable of using a digital platform powered by analytics and machine learning.
A study by Ovum notes that over 60% of operators have too many silo OSS systems that make it difficult or impossible to meet the needs of the digital era. Some 70% lack centralized data sources and 60% lack an end-to-end view of operations. According to Analysys Mason, the telecommunications industry is at a major tipping point; as operators embark on important digital transformation initiatives, with NFV/SDN,IoT and 5G still to come, current operational models and economics do not help achieve the benefits of these strategic transformation initiatives. Operators need a future-proof software driven operations model that can not only support today’s physical networks, but also adapt as the infrastructure transitions to hybrid and virtual networks.
At today's World Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona, Spain, Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei 5G Product Line, unveiled a full range of end-to-end(E2E) 3GPP-compliant 5G product solutions. This release covers the core net work, the bearer network, base station, and terminals. Huawei's 5G product solutions are entirely based on 3GPP standards, with full range, full scenario, and all-cloud being the defining characteristics. The featured products are also the only available options within the industry to provide 5G E2E capabilities.
In addition, the newly released compact 5G Massive MIMO products working in the C-band and mmWave allow for deployment on street lamp poles to fill coverage holes and boost hotspot capacity. The 5G LampSite is backwards-compatible with 4G. Existing CAT6A network cables or fiber optic cables can be used to achieve indoor 4G and 5G co-deployment with zero cable adjustment or site addition.
In the 5G era, wireless sites will be deployed in hybrid D-RAN and C-RAN networking scenarios. Huawei launched BBU5900 and CBU5900 to suit distributed and centralized sites, respectively. BBU5900 is the most highly integrated site solution currently available in the industry. It supports allRATs (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) and all frequency bands, and offers 50 Gbps backhaul capability to meet 5G services' long-term development needs. CBU5900 features the centralized deployment of a large number of baseband units to support theC-RAN architecture. Using CBU5900 help to simplify remote sites, reduces the demands for air-conditioned equipment rooms, and contributes to quick satellite clock synchronization across the entire network. This approach also reduces the number of site visits during maintenance and installation, and considerably lowers future site maintenance and expansion costs. In addition, it will boost performance of the entire network via large-scale close coordination. Huawei wireless products boast an integrated, compact, and lightweight design. These features greatly relax the requirements on the antenna installation platform while reducing engineering complexity. All products support diverse scenarios in centralized radio access network (C-RAN)and distributed radio access network (D-RAN) deployment mode. The optical interface speed is less than 25 Gbps, which is ideal for large-scale 5G deployment.
haul solution supports up to 15 channels of service access, hitless switching, and integrated access for multiple services. The Centralized WDM fronthaul solution uses innovative colorless optical modules to simplify site delivery and operation and maintenance (O&M). Huawei X-Haul 5G bearer solution supports multiple technologies, such as IP, OTN, and microwave. The aim is to help operators resolve bearer network issues in large-scale 5G deployment. 5G networks must feature 10 GE transmission capability to the site and 50 GE/100 GE transmission capability from fiberoptic cables to access rings, fulfilling the ultra-large capacity requirements of multiple 5G eMBB services. In a C-RAN scenario, the transmission speed between the centralized equipment room and the site must reach 100 Gbps. Such requirements pose enormous challenges to operators' mobile bearer networks. The current release includes a range of Huawei 5G bearer product combinations that suit various scenarios, use different media, and take many distinct forms. In backhaul scenarios, 5G microwave series products are able to offer 10 Gbps high data rate and 25 µs low latency when traditional microwave frequency bands are used. 50 GE/100 GE adaptive slicing routers support smooth evolution from 10 GE to 50 GE and 100 GE. This allows operators to implement on-demand deployment.The active FO OTN front
Based on the all-cloud architecture, Huawei's 5G core network solution uses micro service-centric architecture (MCA) to simultaneously support 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G and realize a smooth evolution from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone(SA). Meanwhile, unlike the traditional network architecture, Huawei's 5Gall-cloud core network uses a distributed architecture based on control plane and user plane separation (CUPS) to help operators deploy the control plane a the central DC and flexibly deploy the user plane according to the service scenarios. For example, for eMBB services such as augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) and HD IPTV over WTTx, the user plane can be deployed at the network edge to minimize the roundabout traffic on the backbone network, achieve ultra-low latency, and eradicate congestion. The all-cloud 5G core net work is also the basis of network slicing. As the new business model of 5Gera, network slice will help operators to provide various services via a single network. This will enable the business transformation from the mass market to he vertical industry market, while supporting the digitalization of the entire industry.
provided ubiquitous Gbps-level access rate, hundreds of Mbps of indoor access experience, and over 20 Gbps cell capacity.
The countdown has begun for large-scale 5G commercial launch worldwide. Huawei is making the most comprehensive preparations.
Huawei Brings the All-Connected World to Mobile World Congress
The future of mobile computing comes to life with the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, HUAWEI MediaPad M5Series and the World’s First 3GPP 5G CPE.
Building on its success in delivering beautifully-designed and powerful high-end mobile devices, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today unveiled the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series and the HUAWEI 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE), the world’s first commercial terminal device supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunications standard for 5G. With stunning new design updates and outstanding performance advances, Huawei’s new devices showcase the power of technology to deliver innovative computing experiences ready for the mobile world.
“At Huawei, we’re guided by a vision of an all-connected world, and to achieve that goal, we invest significantly in research and development to understand the ways in which people interact and connect with technology,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG. “We’ve made it our mission to push the boundaries of what technology and innovation are capable of. With the introduction of the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series and the world’s first 3GPP 5G CPE, we are delivering on the promise to provide breakthrough devices that redefine every part of the mobile computing experience.”
The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series will be available in the spring of 2018 in China, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
At Huawei, we’re guided by a vision of an all-connected world
Global Cross-industry Players Inaugurate 5G Slicing Association
As the founding members, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Digital Domain, FraunhoferFOKUS, Huawei, CEPRI of SGCC, Tencent, TIM and Volkswagen AG announce the inauguration of the “5G Slicing Association”. The association will address requirements from vertical industry and the potential application scenarios of5G network slicing on the way to defining new business models. The initiative will study key technical issues, cooperate with slicing related standards development organizations (SDOs) and foster test beds and trials to verify 5G network slicing capabilities.
5G networks will provide much higher speeds, lower latencies, and new levels of reliability and overall network performance and efficiency compared to previous generations. Importantly too,5G can be an important tool for productivity and enabler for digital transformation in many vertical industries. With the rapid growth in application types, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, autonomous driving, smart factory, 5G networks must become smarter, more flexible and more tailored to vertical customers’ requirements.
As a key innovation in 5G technology, network slicing provides agile and customizable capabilities that allow the efficient construction of service guaranteed dedicated networks for different applications. By adapting the 5G network to different business needs, network slicing has the potential to open up new technological and business opportunities for both the ICT industry and other vertical industries. The members of this association will closely collaborate to realize the full potential together.
The main activities of the association include:
· Development of an industry-wide, technical understanding for slicing
· Study and definition of slicing use cases for diverse industries and derive requirements
· Orchestrate E2E slicing SDOs and provide inputs to relatedstandards
· Fostering of business-driven slicing test beds and trials
The 5G NetworkSlicing Association is a global association and welcomes more partners who are engaged in the action of digitalization of industries, including the ICT industry, vertical industry and even the broader eco-system and value chain.The 5G Network Slicing Association is closely working together with the GSMANetwork Slicing Taskforce (NEST) which is prepared to bring the requirements into the standardization.
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ZhangTongxu, General Manager of China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. ResearchInstitute
“Mobile communications are evolving from the 4G to the 5G, and we are entering the era of Internet of Everything. As the fundamental feature of 5G, network slicing does not only help the vertical industries to achieve digital transformation vision, but also brings new opportunities for operators to engage with the vertical market. We expect that,5G Slice Association will be the platform to connect the telecom industry with vertical industries. It will help to establish a common understanding of network slicing, establish an enriched industrial chain, incubate application innovation, and explore new business model of network slicing. China Mobile will work together with industry partners to build a healthy and energetic 5G industrial ecosystem, and enable the Internet + vision."
Antje Williams, Chair of Slicing Association and ExecutiveProgram Manager 5G of Deutsche Telekom
“Crucial for our success as a tele communication operator is to understand the needs of our industry customers and provide smart network solutions that are tailored to their business needs. The launch of this initiative opens up a new phase of global cooperation between operators and vertical industries in the 5G application field.”
Daniel Seah, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Domain
“5G brings the promise of future innovation and invention. As XR technology and content continues to flourish and evolve, consumer demand for consistency in higher data rates and lower latency will grow exponentially. This Association will ensure that we are all optimizing 5G to its highest capacity to provide an enhanced mobile broadband experience for the world.”
Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, FOKUS, Fraunhofer
“We are happy of being part of it as independent digitalization experts knowing the different industries since a long time and recognizing a strong market need to bring the different players to a single table. We hope to see many more verticals joining the Association in the near future in order to shape the 5G infrastructure and various ecosystems in the right way.”
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei 5G product line, Huawei
“The creation of this Association will promote the cross-sector-collaboration and coordination between mobile industry and vertical industry for the innovation of 5G slicing oriented to 5G commercial launch. We will jointly study the diversified requirement of vertical industry, develop and verify the 5G E2E solutions. Accordingly, we come to fulfil the target for improving the eMBB experience, leveraging next generation mobile networks. In the future, 5G networks will be ubiquitous to provide mobile connections anytime and anywhere.”
Wang Jiye, vice president of China Electric Power Research Institute(CEPRI), SGCC
“In order to support SGCC to become a world-class energy Internet company with excellent competitiveness, we must actively adapt to the new situation of energy production and consumption revolution and grasp the trend of integration of energy revolution and digital revolution. With the platform of 5G NetworkSlicing Association which integrates wireless communication industry and vertical industry, we hope to explore innovative 5G applications in power grid, to participate in the formulation of related standards, to explore new cooperation modes with operators, and to improve the construction of a new generation of Energy Internet communication network by using modern information and communication technologies. Also, we hope that through the association we could have a close cooperation with operators and other units in communication industry and jointly promote a healthy development of 5G industrial chain.”
Cui Xiao Chun, VP of Public R&D and Operation, TencentInteractive Entertainment Business Group
"5G Slicing Association will accelerate win-win cooperation and innovation between telecommunication and interactive entertainment industries. We look forward to building a more efficient and resilient communication system that enables diverse human-machine interactions to improve user experience based on end-to-end secure and reliable links."
Enrico Bagnasco, Head of Technology Innovation Department, (TIM)
“NetworkSlicing is one of the key features of the emerging 5G network and a dramatic opportunity to boost the potential of the technologies being standardized in3GPP. As a major Operator with a sound track towards 5G, we are proud to collaborate with key partners from many Industry sectors to identify common requirements and pave the way to new business developments”
Andreas Kwoczek, Group Research, Volkswagen AG
“ThisAssociation will complement the activities the automotive industry is driving within 5GAA and 3GPP. Our expectation is to foster a telecommunication system that predicts the quality-of-service the network can provide for an automotive slice. Additionally, the telecommunication system should act agile to our variable requirements to improve the efficiency of connected and automated driving. The cross-industry-collaboration will show that not only the automotive industry needs these changes.” 5GSA Position Whitepaper Download Link: PDF, 6.37MB
Huawei Releases Complete Range of Full-Scenario 5G Wireless Product Solutions at MWC 2018
Huawei has released a complete range of full-scenario 5G wireless product solutions at the 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC). These products support all 5G frequency bands and cover different types of sites including tower sites, pole-mounted sites, and small cells to suit deployment needs in diverse scenarios.
5G C-band 3D-MIMO AAUs and mmWave AAUs: Industry's highest configuration to offer a ubiquitous xGbps experience
C-band is the key spectrum for realizing continuous networking and ubiquitous xGbps experience in the 5G era. Huawei's newly released 64T64R and 32T32R MassiveMIMO AAU product portfolio boasts the highest configuration in the industry.These AAUs feature 3D-beam forming so that beams can be flexibly adjusted in both the vertical and horizontal planes. In this way, these AAUs are well-suited for serving distinct scenarios, offering superior vertical coverage for high-rise buildings and even horizontal coverage for wide coverage scenarios. The network capacity and user experience are both optimized. The32T32R AAUs are the lightest in the industry and ideal for large-scale 5G deployment.
A single engineer will easily be able to complete an installation without using any mechanical equipment. The 64T64R AAUs feature broader bandwidth and lower power. Thanks to increased coverage and capacity, 64T64R AAUs can fulfil the long-term network requirements in hotspots and wide coverage areas. Huawei leads the industry in establishing the world's first large-scale 5G continuous network in Seoul, South Korea using C-band 3D-MIMO AAUs. This network delivers ubiquitous Gbps experience for outdoor users and several-hundred-Mbps data rates for indoor users.
Huawei’s millimeter wave (mmWave) AAUs support 1 GHz bandwidth. The equivalent is otropically radiated power (EIRP) of antenna ports rank first within the industry. XGbps user experience can be maintained within the 1 km radius when the line-of-sight propagation is not blocked. The field test in Seoul witnessed a peak data rate of 20 Gbps through dual connectivity over C-band and mmWave.
Huawei’s wireless products feature an integrated, compact, and lightweight design. These attributes greatly relax the requirements on the antenna installation platform while helping to reduce engineering complexity. Meanwhile, the optical interface speed is less than 25 Gbps, which promotes these solutions as an ideal candidate for large-scale 5G deployment.
5G EasyBlink: Deployment on poles to eliminate coverage holes and boost hotspot capacity
In addition to the 5G tower site product solutions with the highest specifications in the industry, Huawei also debuted 5G EasyBlink at MWC. This solution can be flexibly deployed on multiple types of surfaces (including street lamp poles and walls). The volume and weight of 5G C-band EasyBlink is ideally suited for deployment on a variety of poles to fill coverage holes and boost hotspot capacity. The 5G mmWave EasyBlink’s weight means that it is suitable for deployment on street lamp poles, entire areas can benefit from mm Wave's ultra-large network capacity thanks to abundant direct and reflective paths.
5G LampSite: Integration in four aspects to help achieve full indoor digitalization right after deployment
It is widely known and accepted that the majority of data traffic is generated indoors. However, solutions such as the traditional indoor distributed antenna system (DAS) is unfit for providing 5G indoor coverage due to its intrinsic limitations. It is incapable of supporting new spectrums such as the 3.5 GHz band or the inevitable rise of multi-antenna technologies. It is clear that indoor digitalization is emerging as an essential trend in 5G networking.
Huawei released the industry's first digital 5G LampSite to serve diverse indoor scenarios. It is not only backwards-compatible with 4G and supports 4T4R multi-antenna mode, but also boasts integration in four aspects. These include the integration of all sub-6 GHz bands, CAT6A and fiber, 4G and 5G, enhanced broadband services and future IoT services. Existing 4G indoor small cell CAT6A network cables or fiber optic cables can be reused for 5G LampSite deployment, with no additional cable adjustment or site addition. The engineering process is remarkably simplified and construction cost is substantially reduced.Telecom operators and tower operators can deploy 5G indoor digital networks with the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO), and complete all necessary preparations for the upcoming arrival of 5G.
5G C-RAN and D-RAN Baseband Solutions: All-cloud architecture to meet full-scenario deployment requirements
In the5G era, wireless sites will be deployed in hybrid networking scenarios consisting of a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) and distributed radio access network (D-RAN). Huawei released CBU5900 as part of its C-RAN solution.CBU5900 features the centralized deployment of a large number of baseband units. Using CBU5900 helps to simplify remote sites, reduce the demands for air-conditioned equipment rooms, and contribute to quick satellite clock synchronization across the entire network. This approach also reduces the number of site visits needed during maintenance and installation, and helps to considerably lower future site maintenance and expansion costs. In addition, it will boost the performance of the entire network via large-scale close coordination.
TheD-RAN product BBU5900 is the most highly integrated site solution currently available in the industry. It supports all RATs (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) and all frequency bands, and offers several-Gbps backhaul capability to meet 5G services' long-term development needs. Both the C-RAN and D-RAN solutions feature all-cloud architecture to support the split and flexible deployment of centralized units (CUs) and distributed units (DU).
The first wave of 5G deployment will take place in buildings and densely populated urban areas. Diverse site forms are therefore required to accommodate the needs of complex deployment scenarios. The full range of 5900 series 5G product solutions launched and exhibited at MWC 2018 target full-scenario deployment, offering a ubiquitous xGbps access experience, and helping to turn the promise of a 5G experience revolution into reality.
HUAWEI MateBook X Pro
The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is an ultra-slim, yet full-featured 13.9-inch notebook with an all-new 3K touch-enabled HUAWEI Full View Display and 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.Powered by an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor, a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 and a long-lasting 57.4Wh(Typical Capacity) battery – making it one of the lightest and most powerful notebooks on the market. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos® Sound System and custom speakers that deliver breakthrough, immersive audio for sound to flow above and around you, making you feel like you’re inside the action.
HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series
Ergonomically designed with a 2.5D glass screen and 2K HD, ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display, the sleek and powerful 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch tablets feature speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. HUAWEI Histen technology provides immersive 3D audio and fully supports Hi-Res audio for exceptional sound quality. The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro comes with an ultra-precise HUAWEI M-Pen featuring 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make note-taking more realistic, easier and effortless.
3GPP Standard 5G CPE
The HUAWEI 5G CPE is the first of its kind supporting the globally recognized 3GPP tele communications standard for 5G. Available in indoor and outdoor configurations, it provides super-fast download speeds of up to 2Gbps and can operate on both 4G and 5G networks. The HUAWEI 5G CPE adopts Huawei’s internally developed Balong 5G01 chipset – the world’s first commercial chipset supporting the 3GPP standard, compatible with all 5G frequency bands, including sub-6GHz and millimeter wave (MMW).
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.