During the 2021 MWC Shanghai, Huawei held a sub-forum with the theme “5G Co-innovation Value”. Ryan Ding, Executive Director, and Carrier Business Group President officially released the Huawei 5GtoB solution. According to Mr. Ryan, the Huawei 5GtoB solution is a “one-stop solution that covers sales, operations, and services”. The basic aim of this technology is to create value for every “player across the industry value chain”. According to Huawei, this technology will be useful for enterprise users, operators, partners, and other players in the field. It will simplify transactions for enterprise users while operators will have a seamless mobilization of network capabilities.
According to Huawei, as of the end of 2020, the number of 5G commercial terminals and users is massive. Relative to 2019, there is a significant increase. The number of commercially available terminals hit 380, an increase of 8 times. Also, the number of mobile users hit 220 million, an increase of 17 times. Furthermore, the number of wireless home broadband connections hit 1.05 million, an increase of 21 times. Ryan Ding predicts that these figures will continue to grow by about three times this year.
Huawei 5GtoB components
This new technology has four parts. They include 5GtoB Network, 5GtoB NaaS, 5GtoB App Engine, and 5GtoB Marketplace.
Huawei 5GtoB Network: This is an infrastructure service. It involves the building of 5G services. It involves planning, construction, maintenance, and optimization of 5G services.
Huawei 5GtoB NaaS: This section seeks to create a platform to make it easier for “enterprise users and application developers to use 5G networks”. With this technology, enterprise users can personally manipulate 5G campus networks
Huawei 5GtoB App Engine: Here, operators 5G network capacity can be accessed by system integrators and app developers. This is technically an app innovation center. It also ensures that app integration is easier and the development of the 5GtoB application is more efficient. Furthermore, Huawei claims that it “serves as a bridge between 5G network capabilities and 5GtoB applications”.
Huawei 5GtoB Marketplace: As the name implies, this is “an all-in-one digital supermarket on the cloud”. Here enterprise users can efficiently make purchases for any industrial 5G solution they may require.
Furthermore, the Chinese manufacturer is already applying the 5GtoB technology in the steel industry. However, it is not doing this alone, it is cooperating with operators, partners, and enterprise users. Nevertheless, there is a need to do more work to develop comprehensive 5GtoB standards