At MWC Shanghai 2019, Ryan Ding, executive director of the Board and president of the Carrier BG of Huawei, said the company contributed the largest share of the 5G commercial networks existing in the world today.
“Huawei has so far gained 50 5G commercial contracts and shipped more than 150,000 base stations.” Ding said. “Globally, 5G is gaining strong momentum in its commercial adoption. Since the first half of this year, a good number of countries, including South Korea, UK, Switzerland, Italy, and Kuwait, have commercially launched 5G networks, 2/3 of which were constructed by Huawei.”
Addressing the audience during a keynote on the theme of “5G-driven Digital Upgrades,” Ding said 5G is accelerating digital transformation and enabling new business growth across enterprises.
5G networks are bringing VR, AR, and other ultra-HD video services to Mobile Video 3.0, and this premium experience is compelling users to change their behavior patterns.
Two months after 5G was commercially launched in South Korea, the country’s 5G user base have grown to one million, with daily average traffic per person of 1.3 GB. 5G’s ARPU is 75 percent higher than in 4G, but the per-GB price is 90 percent less, meaning that both users and operators benefit.
Cloud broadcasting is another windfall from 5G, where a less-than-CNY10,000 package that contains a 5G CPE and five workers are sufficient. Real-time video is sent back to TV stations over 5G networks, so broadcasts can happen anywhere, anytime. In addition, a premium experience and greater interaction with secondary locations can be achieved in this process.
In policing, 5G drones can be rapidly dispatched to scenes without facing the space restrictions ground officers are limited to. 4K HD videos are sent back to the command center in real time so that centralized surveillance and commanding can be implemented to ensure that details are fully captured.
With smart connectivity applications, 5G is also set to build greener networks across industries. Huawei’s solution, including Massive MIMO, Blade Site, and BookRRU, help global operators build green, converged, and ultra-lean 5G networks and achieve full coverage with their existing site resources so as to better serve users in hotspots and fulfill the diverse needs of various industries, the company said.