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Huawei unveils 5G-powered factory in southern China

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Lin Lin  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-02-25

Hu Houkun, deputy chairman of Huawei. China Daily

Shenzhen-based tech giant Huawei unveiled its 5G-powered factory in South China at the opening ceremony of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021 (MWCS2021) on Tuesday.

Benefiting from advanced technologies like 5G, this factory will be a smart plant with many benefits. The smart plant is able to reduce over 80 percent of labor force, boost the overall productivity by 300 percent and have quality checks finished in six seconds.

According to a presentation about the plant, few people are seen working on Huawei’s 130-meter mobile phone production line.

Moreover, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) were seen delivering goods at the factory.

It is said that over 500 factory equipment has been connected to the 5G network, enabling a real-time data exchange among them.

In addition, 5G and artificial intelligence can help increase product quality.

In the past, manual work takes at least two to three minutes to check up around 2,500 items on a hand-sized circuit board. At present, an automatic check on a circuit board takes only six seconds, with a product yield reaching 99.55 percent.

Hu Houkun, deputy chairman of Huawei, said during a keynote speech at the opening ceremony that the pandemic will speed up the digital transformation of industries and bring in more demand to build digital infrastructures.

Against this background, 5G and other technological innovations will build more solid digital infrastructures to add new value to business, life and society.

“Through our practices, we make full use of the 5G technology to achieve 800 Mbps of upload speed. In the future, the speed will reach 6 Gbps. We will also build Huawei cloud AI training platform. All these will make our production lines smarter and more efficient,” said Hu.

It is expected that 97 percent of big global companies will deploy artificial intelligence. Some 55 percent of China’s GDP will be driven by the digital economy, said Shenzhen Special Zone Daily.

Huawei also officially released its 5GtoB solution recently which is aimed at creating new value for every player across the industry value chain.

This solution will simplify transactions for enterprise users, help operators monetize their network capabilities, and allow partners to innovate more efficiently, creating new value for every player involved, according to information released by Huawei.