NEW DELHI: Chinese gear maker Huawei Technologies Wednesday launched a full range of fifth-generation (5G) network solutions at a time when many countries are looking ahead to commercially roll out next-generation technology with few trials and deployments underway worldwide.
“5G has come. Powerful networks deliver optimal user experiences. Advanced algorithms ensure optimal performance. Autonomous driving networks empower the most efficient operation and maintenance. This is what we aim to help operators achieve with 5G,” Edward Deng, President of Huawei’s Wireless Solution Business said.
Deng unveiled the lineup at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2019.
Most of the countries are adopting the newer technology on the 26 GHz frequency band that has a better ecosystem including devices.
Now, 5G construction is expanding to FDD bands to ensure nationwide coverage and mmWave bands to increase capacity in hotspot areas, the Shenzen-based company said.
To leverage a 5G carrier’s high bandwidth and overcome the coverage limitation of C-band, Huawei has released its second-generation 5G Massive MIMO, which it claimed to be the first in the industry to support large-scale deployments.
“It was also the first of its kind to support a 200 MHz bandwidth and a transmit power of 200W while boasting a lighter weight and reduced dimensions,” the Chinese telecom giant added.
Huawei’s arch-rivals include Swedish Ericsson and Finnish Nokia as well as another Chinese player ZTE Technologies.
Both Nokia and Ericsson, according to network industry insiders trail behind Huawei in terms of the volume of patents, technological enrichment, and cost-efficiency.
Recently, India’s telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal, a promoter of Bharti Airtel which operates in African markets as well batted for the Chinese company, and opined that Huawei’s technology was better than the two rivals– Ericsson and Nokia.
The Chinese company despite the United States ban and advisory to its allays, has undertaken more than 60 commercial and pilot deployments currently.
However, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei said that the telecom major was open to exclusively license its 5G technology to the US company so that it could resell locally and in other markets making it potentially compete with the Chinese company.
Zhengfei also expressed hope on Japan’s cooperation to create great products.