Today, Huawei announced their support for Hubei Mobile and Hubei Unicom to launch 5G base stations in the Wuhan Vulcan Mountain Hospital. As you’ve probably heard by now, the Wuhan Vulcan Mountain Hospital is the building China is trying to build as quickly as possible to fight against the Coronavirus epidemic. The building follows the model of the Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital; a hospital in China’s capital city built in only 7 days.
Huawei is Helping Fight Coronavirus with IT Support By Building an Ultra-High Speed 5G Network
Huawei‘ s representatives for the Hubei region urgently set up a Coronavirus outbreak protection project team on the 23rd; providing a work force of about 150 people. From receiving the notification from the Wuhan City Epidemic Prevention and Control Emergency Center to the commissioning of 5G base stations, the entire construction from network planning, survey, design and construction to fiber laying, erecting base stations and commissioning was completed in just 3 days.
At present, the three major operators in Hubei have already established and opened a 5G network near the hospital. 5G will help the Vulcan Mountain Hospital achieve ultra-high-speed network connectivity. Ensuring high-speed data access, data collection, remote consultation, remote monitoring and other services.
In addition to fully supporting the operator’s 5G network construction, Huawei also established a special protection team. This includes research, development and direct supply to ensure the normal operations of the Hubei Health and Medical Commission video conference system. This system is an important consultation platform for the Hubei Health Commission, National Health Commission and other provinces’ health commissions.
Huawei isn’t the first Chinese tech firm to help fighting Coronavirus. Just yesterday we did indeed see Lenovo do something similar by sending all the tech support needed in the region.