In 2019, with the global deployment of commercial 5G, Huawei has achieved new heights. Although it has nearly 100 5G commercial contracts in hand, the Chinese communications giant still faces many disadvantages: because of the global epidemic, the 5G network construction process in many countries has been affected; the United States has blocked it, etc.
Huawei’s Achievements In 5G
However, Huawei’s progress in China has been smooth. For example, Huawei has become the biggest winner as China’s three major operators launched a new round of 5G equipment earlier this year. In the joint acquisition project of China Unicom and China Telecom’s 2020 5G SA wireless main equipment, Huawei also achieved the first share.
‘In the past year, China’s 5G development has made great progress,’ Yang Tao said. ‘The first is the frequency. China is developing five-G based on mid-frequency. We found that nearly 90% of operators around the world have chosen mid-frequency. Therefore, China is at a very good start for the entire 5G.’
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Moreover, in the entire five-G network construction, China has built 190,000 base stations so far. And it is expected to reach between 500,000 and 600,000 stations throughout the year. ‘In this way, China is also in the leading position in the overall scale of 5G construction.’
Also, the three operators have registered 50 million 5G subscribers so far. And it is expected to reach 200 million throughout the year.
At last, there are currently 19 industries and thousands of enterprises and institutions in China that are carrying out innovative work based on 5G. So we will see more use scenarios in the nearest future.
Four Variables That Should Be Found
Yang Tao said that for Huawei, there are four variables: business, network experience, commercial pricing, and terminals.
On the other hand, the development of any technology passes through three levels, including industry standards, the maturity of the industry chain, and laws and regulations.
‘For 5G, there are very different problems that should be solved. The construction rules, maintenance rules, and user rules are different.’ However, Yang Tao thinks Huawei has very rich experience in this field. In addition, 5G also faces power consumption and energy consumption problems. How to use artificial intelligence to solve energy consumption problems and optimization problems is also a problem that needs to be overcome.
Huawei predicts that from 2020 to 2025, operators’ investment in the entire mobile market will probably be more than $180 billion. ‘We estimate that 90% will come from five-G, and the proportion will be higher. Judging from the overall situation, the market will be more predictable in the next five years.’
Huawei Has Started Pre-Research Of 6G
As for 6G, Huawei is already participating in relevant pre-research work.
‘Huawei is a three-generation philosophy for many products: the previous generation, the development generation, and the pre-research. So the general pre-research will take a long time in advance,’ said Yang Tao. In the 6G part, Huawei has a prediction that 6G will be mainly based on the millimeter-wave.
‘We expect some use of 6G in 2030. And Huawei is also actively participating in this work,’ Yang Tao said.