By Akandinda Ison Rocky

[Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2017] At the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, Huawei unveiled 5G-oriented microwave bearer solution. Featuring ultra-high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and cloud readiness, it supports 5G application scenarios, helping operators manage future challenges to 5G bearer networks.

5G application scenarios include enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications (uRLLC), and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC). The IMT-2020 report, published by ITU, defined 5G and laid out its requirements, specifying that 5G should support 10 Gb/s per user, 1 ms latency, and 1 million device connections per square kilometer. To meet the challenging requirements on bandwidth, latency, and flexibility, Huawei has developed its 5G-oriented microwave bearer solution, which features the following:

  • Ultra-high bandwidth: 20 Gb/s

Huawei’s solution maximizes the value of the microwave spectrum through super dual band and large capacity E-band technologies to provide 10 to 20 Gb/s broadband access, meeting the requirements of carrier customers. Huawei is also actively researching D-band (110 to 170 GHz) and W-band (75 to 110 GHz), and is facilitating the development of standards that will support the smooth evolution to 50 – 100 Gb/s.

  • Ultra-low latency: less than 100 μs

To reduce the per-hop microwave latency from hundreds of μs to tens of μs, Huawei uses its own chips and optimization algorithms in its solution. This fulfills the requirement for ultra-low latency. In addition, routing microwave allows for more flexible deployment of mobile bearer networks, reducing the latency of X2/eX2 services in LTE and LTE-A scenarios.

  • Cloud readiness: improving efficiency and meeting multi-service requirements

Using Huawei’s All-Cloud Network architecture, the 5G-oriented microwave bearer solution significantly improves the efficiency of network operations, enables agile service provisioning, and reduces OPEX. Combined with the sub-solutions of Huawei’s All-Cloud Network solution, the 5G-oriented microwave bearer solution can efficiently transmit different services.

The launch of the 5G-oriented microwave bearer solution will drive the evolution of the microwave industry towards large bandwidth, low latency, and cloud readiness to enable the business success of operators.

MWC 2017 runs from February 24 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit  http://www.huawei.com/cn/events/mwc/2017/.

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