Recently, Huawei and GlobalData combinedly released a white paper named “Voice in 5G: The Long Transition”. This white paper contains the analysis of the survey result collected from different operators to depict “current voice” related to network conditions.
This whitepaper discusses the current state of voice networks, the different priorities of telcos as they upgrade their technology, the different architectural approaches to migration, and the additional features and services that may be enabled by the new technology.
It also predicts the trend of voice network development and provides perception and challenges faced by network operators and shows that building convergent networks is the key to addressing these challenges.
Voice Services: Pillar of Telecom Networks
Though Internet-based communications services are becoming increasingly popular, voice services born on telecom networks are still indispensable due to their high reliability and stability. According to the white paper, up to 85% of the surveyed operators agree that voice and SMS services are more important than or as important as data services in 5G.
VoLTE: Cornerstone for 5G Voice
According to the white paper, 66% of operators believe that it will take at least seven years to achieve full VoNR coverage. Prior to this, VoLTE will become the basic voice network in 5G because it supports HD voice services, 5G NSA networks, efficient utilization of spectrum resources, and smooth evolution to VoNR.
Convergent Voice Network: Must for Operators
Currently, most operators have to manage multiple voice networks, making O&M complicated and expensive. In addition, devices on 2G/3G networks are reaching the end of their life cycles and are subject to high failure rates. Operators cannot just patch over the issue with extended warranties.
The white paper points out that operators can build convergent voice networks to simplify voice network architecture, improve resource utilization, and address the O&M and wasted investment issues caused by the co-existence of different generations of networks.
Besides, operators can offer new services, such as video calls, that are more reliable and stable than OTT services to further increase revenue.
Former Huawei HiSilicon employee flees to MediaTek: Report
A few days ago, Wang Chenglu, the head of the Huawei Consumer Business Group head, also known as the “Father of HarmonyOS” transferred himself to another company. Now, former Huawei HiSilicon executives join MediaTek.
According to the reports, MediaTek has hired a former Huawei HiSilicon executive (executive director) to be in charge of chip research and development, mainly to enhance its ability to develop high-performance processors (HPC), servers, and base station chips, and custom ASICs. No specific ex-HiSilicon executive was mentioned.
Huawei HiSilicon is a chip designing subsidiary that is mainly known for its Kirin mobile chipset. However, after U.S. sanctions, the company has been not allowed to print new chipsets via the likes of TSMC, which has greatly affected the new Huawei smartphone production.
The director of Huawei, Chen Lifang has formerly stated that Huawei continues to develop world-leading semiconductor components within, and the HiSilicon department will not make any settlement to restructure staff or stop making new designs for future use cases.
Xu Zhijun, then vice-chairman and rotating chairman of Huawei also said-” There is no place to produce any HiSilicon’s chips, and it’s not profitable yet, and Huawei has no appeal for profitability. But Huawei will keep on supporting the development of this team. The team can continue to do research, to accumulate, develop, and prepare for the future.
As per the information, it is not revealed, which of the former HiSilicon executive has joined MediaTek and what was his designation.
(Source – MyDriver)
Huawei and Skyscanner partners for Petal Search integration
Huawei and Skyscanner, one of the leading global travel marketplace, have formed a partnership to bring various travel services for Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and Petal Search and Petal Maps. Skyscanner has a global reach and covers over 1000 suppliers that are now integrated into Huawei Mobile Services native applications such as Petal Search and Petal Maps.
The integration of Skyscanner in Huawei devices will allow them to search and compare flights, hotels, and car hire globally and helps you finalize the search.
Petal Search brings you unique recommendations and inspiration features including a travel channel, which highlights offers that can help them to build their own automatic travel experience.
Users can access the services through various features including the Petal Search app, Petal Search webs version, Huawei Assistnatn or simply swipe down on the Huawei smartphones to access the EMUI AI search bar.
Be assured that Huawei will rollout Skyscanner integration on over 40 million Petal Search users in 170 countries, and over 28 million monthly active users of Petal Maps in 160 countries. To be mentioned, the integration feature is currently available for users in Europe but it’ll soon expand widely in the global market.
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Huawei to be powering flight discovery in Petal Search with our industry-leading API. Petal Search users will now be able to find millions of flight combinations to destinations throughout the world, all in the palm of their hands with the most competitive flight prices and fast results. Our collaboration comes at an important time for the travel industry and we’re looking forward to winning both globally and locally together in the coming months and years ahead.” said Sonja Balcer, Director of Affiliate Marketing from Skyscanner.
“As tourism picks up and consumer confidence grows, we think this is the perfect time to encourage consumers to get back out there. We want to support adventurous mindsets by building new and existing partnerships with travel and search brands to help build Petal Search as an efficient and reliable travel companion,” said Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Huawei Mobile Services Europe.
Huawei confirms Leica camera partnership end
Today, Huawei has (via AndroidAuthority) confirmed that the strategic partnership with Leica ended on March 31. This is quite a confirmation that we’ve been waiting for and we’re interested to see what the next camera phone from Huawei will bring for the consumers.
Earlier this day, Xiaomi officially confirmed the kick-off of the strategic partnership with Leica. The well-known camera imaginary enhancing technology company is based in Germany.
Currently, Xiaomi has not confirmed the first device that will feature Leica powered camera system but it’s expected that Xiaomi 12 could be the first one to bring it to the Xiaomi consumers.
Huawei and Leica
Huawei and Leica ran long hand in hand and the journey of these two partners started with the launch of the Huawei P9 in 2016. The match was later followed by the Mate 9 lineup and the consequential models from top Huawei flagships.
Throughout the year of partnership, Huawei and Leica have cobranded launched many phones and enhanced the photography quality for the smartphone users. Huawei P50 series is the last piece of the flagship that launched with Leica-powered camera technologies.
Aside from these, we’re surprisingly waiting for the next Huawei flagship – The mate 50 series that could launch somewhere in July this year. Although, Huawei has not confirmed any such launch but we can expect more camera tech from the Chinese tech maker.
learn more about Huawei Mate 50 in the article linked below.