While several of us gaze at our signal bars, awaiting for the 3G to swop over to 4G, China-based Huawei is rather looking for the next great thing with a goodish $600m investment into 5G research. Don’t turn out too energized though, the introduction of the functioning technology isn’t anticipated until 2020.
This is division of a prolonged investment which commenced way back in 2009. At the dwelling of mobile, MWC in Barcelona, Huawei has manifested 5G base stations subject to 50Gbps.
One of the most assuring introductions is an “air interface” which can cover up cellular, short-range and detector technologies. This could extradite 10 Gbps speeds, 1 ms latency and easy sensors with a 10-year battery life. Impressive stuff seems like!!
Huawei already takes part in several of the primary exploration initiatives; including the 5G Innovation Centre situated in the UK, and the EU’s 5G research projects.
In the UK, this is in co-action with nearly 20 universities. The European Union’s 5G flagship project travels by the name of “METIS” (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the Twenty-twenty Information Society) and presently lists 26 prime partners including; Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent, Siemens, Nokia, T-Mobile and few more.
“While we extend to develop our subsisting 4G network potentialities, we design to invest a minimum of $600 million for the next five years on exploration and innovation for 5G mobile network technologies to assure that we are confirming to the consumer’s demands for more and more quicker and improved connections,” said Eric Xu, rotating CEO of Huawei.
It’s evident that Huawei is committed to bringing forward mobile networks; just two days ago TelecomsTech described on mobile network EE “flicking the switch” on LTE-Advanced; a first in the UK. Guess who was the other half of that partnership? Huawei.
“By 2020, it is reckoned that around 6.5 billion people worldwide will utilize mobile networks for data communications and 100 billion of extra ‘things’, such as vehicles, meters, medical devices, and home appliances, will also be linked up to the network via 5G. We have already accomplished several technological discoveries in 5G exploration and innovation, but the bulk amount of the work persists to be ahead of us,” said Xu.