Huawei completes 200k 5G base stations

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Stephanie Yang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-05-21

Huawei has completed installation of 200,000 5G base stations in China and the number will exceed 800,000 before the end of the year, covering more than 340 cities.

In a keynote speech titled “Simplification and Convergence Empower 5G Business Success” at the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020 yesterday, Gan Bin, vice president of Huawei’s Wireless Network Product Line, elaborated on the importance of simplified, converged 5G networks to cater for the trends facing the 5G industry.

“Speed tests have reported a 10-fold data rate improvement on 5G networks over 4G networks. Innovative processing and algorithms, as well as advanced hardware materials and heat dissipation technologies, have enabled 5G networks to achieve an energy efficiency 50 times higher than 4G. Ultimately, 5G will be 100 times more energy-efficient than 4G,” Gan said at the summit.

“Only converged and simplified networks can deliver full-service business success in the 5G era,” said Gan, adding Huawei is working with its partners to make this a reality.

At the summit yesterday, European Telecommunication Standardization Association, China Broadband Development Alliance, Portugal Telecom and Huawei jointly launched F5G ( Fifth-Generation Fixed Network) Global Initiative, and called on the upstream and downstream links of the global fiber optic network industry to join the F5G industrial organization, promote the industrial prosperity and development, and embrace the F5G era.

Wang Tao, managing director of Huawei, pointed out that “a fixed network needs a healthy industrial ecology. The establishment of F5G standard and industrial organization marks the beginning of building a complete fixed network industrial ecology.

Wei Leping, director of the China Telecom Science and Technology Commission, thought it was necessary for the industry to build a unified specification covering three basic application scenarios, namely, transmission network, access network and resident network, around the new generation of fiber optic network F5G in order to better support the wide deployment of new technologies and applications such as 5G and push the fiber optic network to all possible ubiquitous application scenarios.

Luca Pesando, chairman of ETSI ISG F5G, hoped more upstream and downstream industrial organizations can join the F5G industry camp and work together to promote the prosperity of the fiber optic industry.

The three-day Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020 ended yesterday.