Huawei Launches the Industry's First 5G Microwave Equipment at MWC 2018

At MWC 2018, Huawei launched the industry's first 5G microwave equipment and completed the equipment PoC testing with Vodafone.

March 1, 2018

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BARCELONA -- At MWC 2018, Huawei Commercially launched the industry's first 5G microwave equipment and successfully completed the equipment PoC testing with Vodafone. The core features of the Huawei 5G microwave is bringing breakthrough in resolving the bottleneck of large bandwidth and low latency. The equipment can efficiently transmit 4G and 5G services in mobile backhaul scenarios where fiber resource is unavailable. This will promote the development and application of microwaves in 5G bearer networks.

In recent years, the world has witnessed the rapid development of mobile Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), making 5G become an industry focus. 5G networks aim to provide a 100+ Mbps experience to users anytime and anywhere, through base stations with a bandwidth of about 2 to 5 Gbps. In addition, some new applications require an end-to-end latency fewer than 10 ms, with a transport latency of no more than 5 ms.

The industry's first 5G microwave launched by Huawei uses technologies including multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), carrier aggregation (CA), 8KQAM modulation, and super dual band microwave by combining traditional frequency and E-band frequency to achieve transmission bandwidth up to 10 Gbps. Using Huawei's new-generation chips and optimization algorithms, the 5G microwave reduces single-hop latency from hundreds of microseconds to tens of microseconds, much lower than the latency requirements of 5G bearer networks. This equipment uses an innovative modular antenna to achieve dual polarization without the need to change the dish. It could support 10G IDU that requires only board replacement but no chassis replacement. This protects the legacy investment of carriers as they evolve towards 5G.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

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