[TECH] HUAWEI LAUNCHES WORLD FIRST 5G NETWORK IN SHANGHAI’s HONGQIAO RAIL STATION. US, AUSTRALIA BANS IT; NIGERIA PLEDGES SUPPORT.

[TECH] HUAWEI LAUNCHES WORLD FIRST 5G NETWORK IN SHANGHAI’s HONGQIAO RAIL STATION. US, AUSTRALIA BANS IT; NIGERIA PLEDGES SUPPORT.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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At the launch of Huawei’s 5G DIS

[Shanghai, China, February 18, 2019] China Mobile Shanghai has launched a 5G network in Shanghai’s Hongqiao Railway Station, making it the first railway station to have a 5G digital indoor system (DIS). The deployment aims to achieve deep indoor 5G coverage within the whole station by the end of 2019 providing easy access to fast 5G network services for all passengers.

The railway station’s 5G network is seen as a key milestone in Shanghai’s commercial 5G deployment laying a solid foundation for Shanghai as a Dual-Gigaband city, with Gigabit network speeds on both mobile and fixed networks.

The ceremony at the launch event
“Hongqiao Railway Station is leading the 5G commercial deployment in Shanghai,” said Zhang Jianming, Vice Chairman of Shanghai’s Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology. “The 5G digital indoor system will deliver a new travel experience. Passengers will feel they are getting more out of their journey. The railway station will show how 5G applications can improve the user experience and offer real benefits to the public. It will help speed up digital transformation for all sectors across the digital economy.”

As the 5G era approaches, one of the key concerns for telecom operators will be how they can use 5G networks to meet the needs of high-density areas with thousands of people simultaneously using the network to make phone calls, access the Internet, and make mobile payments.
5G offers high bandwidth, low latency, and massive connections. However, it uses high frequencies, which means network signals will lose a lot when penetrating buildings. This makes it difficult to provide full 5G coverage in any indoor environment. A huge building like Hongqiao Railway Station, with a large number of passengers generating vast data flows, increases the challenge.


China Mobile Shanghai selected Huawei’s 5G DIS, which is currently the industry’s only commercially-available solution for 5G indoor coverage.

The product was developed in Shanghai and is now ready for mass delivery.

China Mobile Shanghai and Huawei demonstrated the 1.2Gbps peak rate of the 5G DIS. This will mean that after logging on to a network supported by the system, passengers will be able to download a 2GB high-definition film in less than 20 seconds. They will be able to enjoy a seamless entertainment experience as they wait, board, and ride their train. And 5G will reshape people’s lives by creating interactive services such as robot navigation and takeaway delivery.
With the application of the 5G digital indoor system in more diverse scenarios, the 5G railway stations of the future will meet passenger demand for high-speed connectivity and mobile payments anytime, anywhere. They will also support services including 4K HD video calling and multi-way ultra-HD video uploading. These new services will create a better travel experience for passengers.


According to Peter Zhou, CMO of Huawei’s Wireless Solution, “5G will also provide a big boost to cloud services. The railway stations of the future may be more intelligent than we can possibly imagine.”
5G is now: Inspired user experiences
5G railway stations are just one of many ways in which 5G will be applied. 5G means faster network speeds and larger capacity and is the foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT). With 5G, a range of new services, such as virtual reality (VR), IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), smart city, and ultra-HD video, will see wider application.

Huawei’s Chief 5G Scientist believes, “5G will open a new era for mobile Internet, underpinned by digital transformation. 5G networks will connect 1 billion places, 5 billion people, and 50 billion objects, and bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.”
As the first 5G networks are rolled out, Huawei has several 5G DIS projects underway. “The 5G DIS was built using Huawei chips, integrated designs, and high-performance antennas, and so on. It leads the industry in terms of performance, specification, and technologies,” said Peter Zhou. “The 5G DIS technology will deliver ubiquitous connectivity for AR, VR, and accurate positioning and navigation. It will enable intelligent digital platforms for areas such as store management, distribution management, and targeted advertising.”
The future of advanced 5G technology: 4G changed lives, 5G will change the world
As 5G industrialization accelerates, Huawei is working with partners in many industries to develop the indoor 5G industry, and enable smart buildings, remote healthcare, and smart railways. The whole world is becoming more intelligent.
Within the 5G world, the functions of mobile Internet, big data, cloud computing, and smart devices are constantly integrating and transforming.

5G is more than a next-generation technology. It is key infrastructure for the future digital world. Just as 2G transformed voice services and 4G transformed mobile Internet, 5G is the engine that will transform the world.

This vision of the future led Huawei to invest consistently in 5G R&D from 2009 onwards, paving the way for its leadership of the industry today. Huawei Technologies has disclosed that it invested $600million on 5G research and innovation in 2018.

Huawei’s technological leadership has made it the technology supplier of choice for more and more customers. As of mid-January 2019, Huawei has signed 30 5G contracts and has shipped more than 25,000 5G base stations. Huawei possesses 2,570 patents on 5G.

In a partnership alongside Deutsche Telekom, and Intel, Huawei achieved the world’s first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) as part of efforts to accelerate the 5G ecosystem.

The 5G NR interoperability test is based on Huawei’s 5G commercial base station and Intel’s third generation 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform (MTP). It is a critical step towards the early development of full commercial 5G equipment in 2019, accelerating the 5G ecosystem.

Announcing this development on Monday at the ongoing Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain, Huawei said the test configuration used by the three parties is based on the largest C-band cell bandwidth defined by the 5G NR standard. It also incorporates the latest Massive MIMO multi-antenna and beam forming technology enabled by the standard framework.

This is based on the 3GPP R15 standard with a commercial base station in an operator lab environment upon the successful test in Bonn, Germany after the trio initially verified the first 5G NR interoperability in Huawei’s Shanghai labs


“Shanghai is committed to building a Dual-Gigaband City,” said Zhang Jianming, Vice Chairman of Shanghai’s Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology. “We are now planning field tests and pre-commercial trials of the technology. Ultimately, we will deploy 5G base stations across the whole city, and lead 5G commercial use in China. With Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Huawei, we have set up platforms to bring together the industry, academia, and research institutes. Through more investment in new infrastructure including AI, industrial Internet, and IoT, we will revitalize this city and build a hi-tech, intelligent Shanghai.”

Meanwhile the United states has vowed not to adopt any of Huawei’s technologies owning to the fact that Huawei may have spy chips embedded in their devices which shared informations with china. The founder of Huawei Technologies said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that the company has never shared information with the Chinese government and denied that his products contain “back doors” that would allow Beijing to spy on customers.
Ren Zhengfei told “CBS This Morning” that the allegations that he is coordinating with Chinese intelligence officials or unwittingly supplying them with eavesdropping tools are not based on facts. Asked whether his company’s hardware has built-in vulnerabilities to enable government spying, perhaps without his knowledge, he said, “It is not possible because across our entire organization we have stressed once and again that we will never do that.”
Ren’s television interview, his first with an American journalist, comes at a tumultuous moment for him and his company, the world’s largest communications equipment manufacturer.
Last month, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is Ren’s daughter.

Thee 13-count indictment includes allegations of bank and wire fraud. Prosecutors have also charged Huwaei with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and conspiring to obstruct justice in interfering with the investigation.
U.S. officials have been investigating whether Huawei violated the law since 2016. In December, as part of the probe, Canadian officials arrested Meng on a U.S. warrant. If found guilty on all counts, Meng could face up to 30 years in prison.
Huawei has denied any wrongdoing. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The high-profile arrest and indictment has highlighted the ongoing economic dispute between the Trump administration and China, and has probably heightened diplomatic tensions as Beijing and Washington attempt to end the trade battle.
In an interview with the BBC on Monday, Ren objected to the arrest of his daughter and described the U.S.’s legal action against her as politically motivated.
He also said Huawei would continue to grow abroad and invest in its products despite being targeted by American prosecutors.
“There’s no way the U.S. can crush us,” he said, pointing to other markets that rely on Huawei’s hardware and what he described as the company’s superior products. “America doesn’t represent the world.”

Earlier, Huawei and ZTE have effectively been banned from rolling out Australia’s 5G network after Canberra warned of security risks with companies beholden to foreign governments, prompting Beijing to denounce “ideological biases”.It was blocked from bidding for contracts on Australia’s ambitious national broadband project in 2012, reportedly due to concerns about cyber-security.

Against all odds, Nigeria has confirmed her readiness to roll out 5G network by 2020.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Unarmed Danbatta, stated this in Abuja, at the Workshop on the future of industry: Driving Innovation and Growth, organised in partnership with the Global System for mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA).

Guests at the launch event included: Zhang Jianming, Vice Chairman of Shanghai’s Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology; Wang Guannan, Deputy Division Chief of the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission; Bai Zhengguo, Station Master of the Shanghai Railway Station; Li Xuecheng, Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Shanghai; Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Huawei’s Wireless Solution; Zang Binyu, Dean of the School of Software at Shanghai Jiao Tong University; and Xiao Yuhuo, General Manager of China Mobile Tietong Shanghai.

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