HUAWEI Will Invest $600 Million for 5G Research Before 2018

Huawei has announced that the company would invest at least $ 600 million before 2018, for the 5G technology research and innovation. This investment will focus on the study including a series of air interface technology, including key enabling technologies.

 

Huawei said that in 2020 it is expected to achieve commercial 5G mobile networks, mobile broadband users will achieve peak rate of more than 10Gbps, which is 100 times of the current 4G network speeds.

Huawei CEO Xu Zhijun said, “Innovation is an ongoing process, and we continue to upgrade the existing 4G network capabilities, within the next five years, we plans to invest at least $ 600 million, for the 5G mobile network technology research and innovation (excluding products of investment). As the increasing demand for high-speed networks, in order to meet the future needs from consumers, people can download multiple HD movies in a couple of seconds and get immersive video communications experience. ”

 

In 2009, Huawei began early 5G related technology researches, respectively, and in 2011 & 2012 Mobile World Congress showed the industry-leading peak rates of up to 50 Gbps 5G prototype base stations.

 

Till now, Huawei has been involved in the relevant EU cooperation projects and participated in the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) creation in the United Kingdom, what’s more, Huawei have carried out joint research with more than 20 universities worldwide. Meanwhile, China will also build 5G industry standards and make a positive contribution to the industrial chain, promoting 5G technology to become globally consistent standards in the industry.

Xu Zhijun pointed out that “before the truly commercial 5G networks, we have to solve a large number of outstanding issues, such as the 5G spectrum allocation. Moreover, we also face many technical challenges, including how to design network architecture, handle larger amount of data for more user at same scenarios, and achieve faster speeds as possible. ”

 

According to statistics, mobile data communications network number worldwide is expected to reach 6.5 billion by 2020. In addition, hundreds of billions of ‘Machines’, such as automotive, metering, medical equipment and appliances and so on, may be connected to the 5G networks.

It is understood that there are multiple 5G research organization worldwide, of which the EU’s METIS research project is most influential. It is reported that in November 2012, the EU set up a research project 5G – METIS (build Information Society with key technology of wireless mobile communications by 2020). It is reported that the project consists of 29 members, including major global telecom equipment vendors and operators, such as Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel • Lucent, Nokia Siemens, France Telecom, Telefonica, NTT docomo, as well as AAU, Aalto, CTH, etc. And more than a dozen universities and research institutions, including even non-telecommunications industries BMW Group, Anite, Elektrobit and so on.

 

EU METIS 5G communications technology project team set 5G goals include: in terms of capacity, 5G communications technology to achieve data traffic grew 1,000 times in unit area than the 4G mobile; in the transmission rate, the typical user peak data rates increased by 10 to 100 times, i.e. transfer rate reach up to 10Gbps (4G as 100Mbps), end to end delay time shorten up to 5 times; in accessibility aspects, the number of connected devices can be increased by 10 to 100 times; in terms of reliability, the battery life of low-power MMC ( machine type equipment ) increased by 10 times.

 

According to EU METIS 5G project team, the EU 5G project plan to complete the explore the new framework, the basic principle and system concepts relevant basic theoretical work in 2015 and to reach consensus on a global scale; during the 2015-2018, with the further development of the basic principles, 5G will begin the system optimization, standardization, off- stage trials; during 2018-2020, 5G will enter the pre-commercial phase. So EU predicts 5G will be commercially available on a global scale.

 

 

Vodafone Launch LTE Category 4 Stick

Vodafone offers LTE network now speeds up to 150 megabits per second (LTE Category 4). The speeds are initially available in the cities of Dusseldorf, Munich, Dortmund and Dresden, but are offered in the coming weeks in other cities. It is important to note that the 150 Mbit/s can be achieved only through LTE2600, in the well-developed network LTE800 only about 50 Mbit/s are possible. The smartphone tariffs and data tariff through Vodafone Mobile Internet Flat 50.0 can use the higher speed at no extra charge.

 

The hardware for Vodafone is from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. As the first smartphone with LTE Category 4 is the Huawei Ascend P2 in the Vodafone shops, the first USB surf stick with LTE Category 4 is the Vodafone K5150H, which is also manufactured by Huawei. Might come in the next few weeks to other smart phones and modems, it is speculated, that the iPhone 5S (or whatever it is called) already support LTE Category 4.

Many of the customers may of course ask the meaning of 150 Mbit/s whom you look at the availability and the rates. My opinion: on the one hand, it is for Vodafone a great marketing tool for some users, it is certainly important to be able, at least theoretically reach 150 Mbit/s. On the other hand, the total capacity will be increased so that more people get good data rates simultaneously. And since I see the true sense: in places where currently LTE2600 is used, is expected anyway with a heavy load of networks.

 

In the coming days and weeks, the Huawei E3276 4G LTE Category 4 Surfstick will come available, and we will take a few tests on the Vodafone 4G network, so that data rates are achievable in reality. And we will have a clear review about the 4G LTE Category 4 network from Vodafone.

Samsung Reach 5G Test at 1Gbps Speed and Expect to offer in 2020

The South Korean giant Samsung Electronics announced on Sunday that they forward successfully in the future development of wireless networking technology–fifth generation (5G), and it’s expected to offer this high-speed service from 2020.

This new wireless technology for mobile devices enable users to reach Internet download speeds to, for example, “a full movie in less than a second,” the company explained in a statement picked up by the Yonhap agency.

 

With the new service 5G, Samsung Mobile expects to reach speeds of tens of gigabits per second, far exceeding the current speed of 75 megabits per second achieved by the last service of fourth generation 4G-LTE (Long Term Evolution).

 

Samsung, the world’s largest supplier of memory chips and “smartphones”, managed to successfully test the new service 5G after using a frequency bandwidth of 28 GHz for transmitting data at speeds of 1 gigabit per second, something no other vendors had announced previously.

 

After testing up to 64 antenna elements, the technology giant that the device was able to exchange signals in real time under its new 5G platform, a breakthrough that estimates serve to launch this new service from 2020.

 

According to experts quoted by South Korean Yonhap news agency, with this announcement Samsung takes lead in 5G technology development towards their marketing and achieve the desired standardization of this system, called to lead the prolific mobile telecommunications market.

 

In early 2013, the European Commission announced an investment of 50 million euros to achieve propel this fifth-generation mobile technology with the intention of placing Europe at the forefront of the global mobile phone industry.

 

In addition, between 2007 and 2013, Europe spent over 700 million euros for research in mobile networks, enabling standardization great achievements as 2G GSM, still used by most of the global networks or technologies 3G and 4G.