In the framework of the Mobile World Congress, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) launched its Huawei 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE), the world's first commercial terminal device supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunication standard for 5G. This device marks a milestone as Huawei sets the stage for the next generation of wireless connectivity.
To ensure peak performance from its 5G CPE, Huawei uses its self-developed Balong 5G01 chipset - the world's first commercial chipset supporting the 3GPP standard for 5G, with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 2.3Gbps. It supports 5G across all frequency bands including sub-6GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) to offer a complete 5G solution suitable for multiple use cases. The Balong 5G01 makes Huawei the first company offering an end-to-end 5G solution through its network, devices and chipset-level capabilities.
"5G technology will underpin the next leap forward for our intelligent world, where people, vehicles, homes and devices are fully connected, delivering new experiences, insights and capabilities," said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
"Since 2009, Huawei has invested US$600 million in research and development into 5G technologies, where we have led the way with innovations around network architecture, spectrum usage, field verification and more. From connected vehicles and smart homes to AR/VR and hologram videos, we are committed to developing a mature 5G ecosystem so that consumers can benefit from a truly connected world that transforms the way we communicate and share", he added.
The Huawei 5G CPE has two models, low frequency (sub6GHz) 5G CPE and high frequency (mmWave) 5G CPE respectively. The Huawei low frequency 5G CPE is small and lightweight, compatible with 4G and 5G networks, and has proven measured download speeds of up to 2Gbps - 20 times that of 100Mbps fiber. This provides an ultra-fast experience, allowing users to enjoy VR video and gaming experiences, or download a TV show within a second. The Huawei high frequency 5G CPE is available in indoor and outdoor units.
5G networks set new standards for high speed, wide bandwidth, low latency wireless connections, with a peak downlink rate of 20Gbps, support for one million devices per square kilometer and latency as low as 0.5ms. 5G promises an enhanced connection between people and the Internet of Things, raising the potential for the number of devices that can be connected and the amount and type of data that can be shared between them.
Huawei CBG has developed a 5G device strategy which utilizes the high-speed, low-latency, big-connectivity qualities of 5G to create richer, more varied connected experiences for users. This strategy includes smartphones, mobile Wi-Fi, industrial modules and other devices to connect people and objects in their homes, vehicles and beyond.
Huawei has partnered with over 30 global telecommunication carriers, including Vodafone, Softbank, T-Mobile, BT, Telefonica, China Mobile and China Telecom. In 2017, the Chinese colossus began testing 5G commercial networks with partners. It completed interoperability testing and started offering the first round of 5G commercial networks in 2018.
During the same event, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the Huawei MateBook X Pro and the Huawei MediaPad M5 Series. With stunning new design updates and outstanding performance advances, Huawei's new devices showcase the power of technology to deliver innovative computing experiences ready for the mobile world.
"At Huawei, we're guided by a vision of an all-connected world, and to achieve that goal, we invest significantly in research and development to understand the ways in which people interact and connect with technology," said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG. "We've made it our mission to push the boundaries of what technology and innovation are capable of. With the introduction of the new Huawei MateBook X Pro, Huawei MediaPad M5 Series and the world's first 3GPP 5G CPE, we are delivering on the promise to provide breakthrough devices that redefine every part of the mobile computing experience."
The Huawei MateBook X Pro and Huawei MediaPad M5 Series will be available in the spring of 2018 in China, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is an ultra-slim, yet full-featured 13.9-inch notebook with an all-new 3K touch-enabled Huawei FullView Display and 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powered by an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor, a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 and a long-lasting 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity) battery - making it one of the lightest and most powerful notebooks on the market. The Huawei MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos® Sound System and custom speakers that deliver breakthrough, immersive audio for sound to flow above and around you, making you feel like you're inside the action.
On the other hand, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Series, ergonomically designed with a 2.5D glass screen and 2K HD, ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display, features speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. Huawei Histen technology provides immersive 3D audio and fully supports Hi-Res audio for exceptional sound quality. The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro comes with an ultra-precise HUAWEI M-Pen featuring 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make note-taking more realistic, easier and effortless.