Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei 5G Product Line, unveiled a full range of end-to-end (E2E) 3GPP-compliant 5G product solutions at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. This release covers the core network, the bearer network, base station, and terminals.
According to Huawei, "the featured products are also the only available options within the industry to provide 5G E2E capabilities".
Huawei's newly released full range of 5G product solutions support millimeter wave (mmWave), C-band, and all Sub-3 GHz frequency bands. These products also cover all site forms including tower sites, pole sites, and small cells.
Huawei launched the C-band 64T64R and 32T32R Massive MIMO AAUs to deliver ubiquitous Gbps experience.
These AAUs support 200 MHz large bandwidth and 3D beamforming to cover buildings, offer uniform coverage, and meet the demands of various other scenarios. Coverage can be flexibly adjusted to optimise the experience for users at the near points and far points, and generate a 20 or 30 times increase in network capacity. mmWave products are suited to supporting 1 GHz bandwidth. The equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of Antenna ports reaches 65 dBm, ranking first within the industry.
In addition, the newly released compact 5G Massive MIMO products working in the C-band and mmWave allow for deployment on street lamp poles to fill coverage holes and boost hotspot capacity.
The 5G LampSite is backwards-compatible with 4G.
Existing CAT6A network cables or fibre optic cables can be used to achieve indoor 4G and 5G co-deployment with zero cable adjustment or site addition.
In the 5G era, wireless sites will be deployed in hybrid D-RAN and C-RAN networking scenarios. Huawei launched BBU5900 and CBU5900 to suit distributed and centralized sites, respectively. BBU5900 supports all RATs (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) and all frequency bands, and offers 50 Gbps backhaul capability to meet 5G services' long-term development needs. CBU5900 features the centralized deployment of a large number of baseband units to support the C-RAN architecture.
The current release includes a range of Huawei 5G bearer product combinations that suit various scenarios, use different media, and take many distinct forms. In backhaul scenarios, 5G microwave series products are able to offer 10 Gbps high data rate and 25 µs low latency when traditional microwave frequency bands are used.
50 GE/100 GE adaptive slicing routers support smooth evolution from 10 GE to 50 GE and 100 GE. This allows operators to implement on-demand deployment.
The active FO OTN fronthaul solution supports up to 15 channels of service access, hitless switching, and integrated access for multiple services. The Centralised WDM fronthaul solution uses innovative colourless optical modules to simplify site delivery and operation and maintenance (O&M).
Based on the all-cloud architecture, Huawei's 5G core network solution uses microservice-centric architecture (MCA) to simultaneously support 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G to enable a smooth evolution from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA).
Huawei's 5G all-cloud core network uses a distributed architecture based on control plane and user plane separation (CUPS) to help operators deploy the control plane at the central DC and flexibly deploy the user plane according to the service scenarios.
Huawei also released a range of 5G terminals at MWC 2018. Huawei's 5G customer premise equipment (CPE) is developed based on the 3GPP standards and chipset architecture. As the smallest 5G commercial terminal in the world, it supports C-band and mmWave.
Huawei will launch 5G smart phones in 2019.