Huawei brings 5G antenna technology with advanced features

Huawei has unveiled its latest multi-antenna technology at 2019 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Zurich.
Huawei Edward DengShenzhen-based Huawei has achieved breakthroughs in multi-antenna technology. They enabled Huawei to pioneer the industry’s first commercial Massive MIMO products based on self-developed chips.

“More than 40,000 pieces have been deployed across China and Japan, enabling operators to increase network capacity by three to five times over,” Edward Deng, president of Huawei’s Wireless Solution, said.

Huawei has released its third generation 5G Massive MIMO antenna that supports up to 400 MHz bandwidth in all spectrum scenarios. Its transmit power is up 320 W, allowing for better C-band coverage. It weighs 25 kg, enabling a single person to deploy in most scenarios.

Its power consumption is comparable to the RRUs having the same transmit power, enabling operators to reduce mobile network Opex. The antennae pack 7 nanometre chips – putting them at the leading edge of semiconductor technology.

Huawei has shipped over 400,000 units of second generation 5G Massive MIMO products. This figure is projected to reach 600,000 by the end of 2019. It provides operators with a crucial foundation to ensure Gbps experiences on 5G networks.

Edward Deng also released the latest 5G products. They include BladeAAU, Easy Macro 3.0, BookRRU 3.0, and LampSite Sharing, as well as mmWave macro sites, pole sites, and small cells.

So far, 56 carriers have built 5G networks and 40 carriers have launched 5G services. Huawei has won more than 60 5G contracts and shipped over 400,000 5G active antenna units (AAUs).

Huawei, the leading network vendor with a market share estimated at 28 percent, says its Massive MIMO technology is more advanced than that offered by its competitors led by Ericsson and Nokia.

Meanwhile, Huawei will hold two rounds of tenders to lease base stations to the Chinese operators, with the first taking place before the end of this year, to help them manage the huge logistical and financial challenge of connecting the market of 1.4 billion people.

China launched 5G services and is on course to build 600 to 800 thousand 5G base stations by the end of 2020, Ryan Ding, president of Carrier BG at Huawei, said.