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Huawei and China Mobile Joint Innovation of 5G Sub6GHz&mmWave Frequency Band Cooperation Technology

2017-02-27

[Barcelona, Spain, February, 27, 2017] At the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, Huawei and China Mobile published the latest joint innovation progress of 5G Dual Connectivity and presented them with AR/VR demos. More than 22Gbps user throughput and less than 0.5 millisecond one way user plane latency have been achieved with one TUE (Test User Equipment) working on dual connectivity mode with both 5G C-Band (3.5GHz) and millimeter wave (Ka-Band) network. This is a key milestone of Huawei and China Mobile collaborative efforts on 5G technology research and development.


Huawei and China Mobile 5G Dual Connectivity Live Demo with AR/VR

In 5G era, the access capability of the mobile network need to be significantly improved. In hotspot, even “Gbps” level throughput should be supported with millisecond level of ultra-low latency. The typical 5G network will support full spectrum access with Sub6GHz&mmWave frequency band hybrid networking to achieve the best capacity and coverage performance. The Sub6GHz band (C-Band etc.) is used to provide continuous wide coverage and basic capacity, whereas the mmWave band for complementary capacity purpose in hotspot. In the densely populated urban city area with high buildings and complex roadways, 5G Dual connectivity can support end users high data rate ubiquitous experience with much improved spectrum efficiency and coverage. Meanwhile, it will ensure network long term continuous evolution and investment protection, by utilizing the complementary benefits of 5G and LTE.

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, Huawei and China Mobile brought into full play the extreme experience of 5G Dual Connectivity with AR/VR. The 5G Dual Connectivity network can provide more than 22Gbps single user downlink throughput (2Gbps from 5G Sub6GHz network and 20Gbps from 5G Ka-Band network), and cooperate efficiently with existing LTE network, achieving optimized coverage and capacity performance for future innovative services. Huawei and China Mobile also showcased the 5G 3.5GHz prototype and Ka-Band millimeter wave prototype.

In 2016,Huawei and China Mobile jointly conducted extensive validation of 5G Key technologies, worked together to promote the maturity of 5G prototype and network solutions, and collaborated actively in the development of 5G C-Band industry chain under the framework of China Mobile 5G Joint Innovation Centre. Huawei and China Mobile also succeeded in the deployment of world’s first 3D-MIMO sites with the application of 5G technology innovations over 4G live network.

4G changed life, while 5G will change the whole society. Huawei and China Mobile will continue to strengthen their strategic collaboration, and work together with other industry partners, to setup 5G open ecosystem, promote the 5G global unified standard, and contribute to the development of 5G industry.

MWC 2017 runs from February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/en/events/mwc/2017/.