The white paper proposed for the first time that terminals must feature four receive ends (4R), support the 3GPP-defined TM9 LTE transmission mode, and low-latency to support 5G-oriented evolution. These three key capabilities can increase user experienced data rate, reduce latency, and greatly enhance network capacity to lay the foundation for supporting a diverse range of services in the 5G era.
MIMO is an essential feature to improve spectral efficiency. Recent field test results in live commercial networks have proven that 4x4 MIMO can effectively improve network performance and user experience. With 4Rx becoming a mainstream configuration of flagship smartphones in 2H 2017, 4x4 MIMO will gain momentum in global market to help operators meet growing data demands and prepare for 5G.
NB-IoT has been started globally deployment, and 30 countries, including China, Germany, Korean and Japan, have finished NB-IoT network commercialization. In order to help global operators step into vertical market, Huawei selects 12 mature use cases, each of them contains solution introduction, business model and proposed partners which can help operators introduce to their market quickly.