Huawei India, at the ongoing India's first-ever global mobile, internet and technology event in India – India Mobile Congress 2017, reinforced its commitment to bring world-class innovation to India and helping the country become part of a globally unified 5G ecosystem.
Huawei has been a pioneer in the 5G development across the world, and it is one of the recognised telecom gear makers since 2009. The company has confirmed to invest $600 million in the research and innovation by 2018, paving way for the 5G commercial roll out in 2020.
Committed to the Indian market, Huawei is continually investing in market-specific partnerships, developing localized solutions and conducting trials to ensure that India joins the ranks of other developed global economies in 5G’s commercial roll out.
Paving the way for 5G realisation in India, Huawei, together with Bharti Airtel, recently announced the country’s first Massive MIMO technology implementation. An integral component in India’s roadmap to 5G deployment, the Massive MIMO solution can potentially increase spectrum efficiency by six to ten times, significantly decreasing networking costs while enhancing intensive coverage.
More importantly, the solution will enhance the user experience seamless and act as a gateway to 5G in India.
Last month, Huawei officially released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution X-Haul, which is now available globally and here in India. This solution has four core values: providing flexible access capabilities that can match the scenario of any site; implement agile network operations based on a cloud architecture; enable new service innovation through end-to-end network slicing, and supporting the smooth evolution from 4G bearer networks to 5G bearer networks. The solution is set to help operators in India build end-to-end 5G networks.
For backhaul scenarios in areas that have a high population density like Indian metros such as Delhi and Mumbai, Huawei launched the industry's first 50GE/100GE adaptive network slicing router, which provides seamless 100GE compatibility even when providing 50GE base station access.
For scenarios where optical cables are not used, Huawei launched the industry's first 5G-ready microwave solution. The smooth capacity upgrade is supported through the use of the same frequency band or inter-frequency band Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology, which enables any-media 10GE to site. For front haul scenarios, Huawei launched the industry's first 100G Full-outdoor WDM device, which is deployed at the same site as the base station to save optical cable resources.
Speaking on the occasion, Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India, "The 5G era is approaching, and we are confident that 5G deployment in India will happen in line with the global timeline. We are continually developing technologies to effectively support operators' new service development and expand the business blueprint in upcoming 5G scenarios. Huawei continues to promote joint innovation with operators in the 5G field around the world and in India, and is joining hands with upstream and downstream industry partners to promote the sustainable development of the 5G industry."