In southern China, there is a mountainous Maopo village in Kaiyang County, Guizhou Province. This village is situated above 1000m above sea level and often surrounded by thick fog.
The villagers face difficulties in communication because of weak or no signal coverage and had to walk up the mountain to make calls. The lack of communication is one of the reasons behind the poverty of the village.
By the end of December 2020, Huawei and China Unicom jointly deployed the world’s first commercial RuralStar Pro site in Maopo village to provide voice and data services for villagers. This helps in digitalization in rural areas and brings villagers out of poverty.
Maopo village is one of the key targets for precise poverty alleviation in Guizhou, of which rural digitization is high prioritized.
Despite finalizing site planning, China Unicom had to delay the network construction multiple times. This is because the foggy environment made it difficult to use the microwave for transmission and it is costly to lay optical fiber in the mountainous village.
RuralStar Pro revolutionizes the traditional base station mode with its all-in-one design that integrates baseband, radio frequency (RF), and wireless LTE backhaul all in one tiny box. This design supports LTE wireless self-backhaul, innovatively compensating for the weaknesses of microwave and optical fiber transmission.
Integrating main equipment, this design also helps reduce the site’s power consumption to only a little over 100 W, which is far lower than that of the traditional site. This site can be installed on a 6 m pole, significantly reducing civil work costs and simplifying delivery. As a result, site investment is greatly reduced.
The access-backhaul integrated design was first implemented by Huawei in wireless networks. This deployment, in particular, is a major milestone in expanding access to rural communities and marks the first commercial use of such a design in the communications industry.
With the access-backhaul integrated base station deployed in Maopo village, the installation and commissioning took only 2 hours, 80% shorter than a traditional site. After the site was deployed, the coverage proportion in the village soared from 5% to 85%, and clear VoLTE voice services and a download speed of 20 Mbps are now accessible to the residents.
One of China Unicom’s engineers who was involved in the site deployment was impressed by how fast the site was deployed, saying that this was the fastest site he had deployed in 10 years. China Unicom Guizhou highly praised the deployment and said:
“Broadband is playing an increasingly important role in the alleviation of poverty in rural areas, particularly for the villages where network deployment is challenging. In the future, we will continue to work with Huawei to develop simple and cost-effective network solutions for villages in mountainous areas to bring mobile broadband and its benefits to more people.”
Breaking: Qualcomm said recent change won’t impact supply to Huawei
A few days ago, a report appears that the U.S. has decided to put a close on new licenses applied to supply to Huawei including technologies from Qualcomm but the chip seller has confirmed that the recent changes from the U.S. administration won’t impact supply for the tech company.
During the Q1 2023 earning call, Alex Rogers – President, of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) & Global Affairs said the recent changes made by the U.S. commerce department remain unknown to Qualcomm and the company doesn’t see any significant impact of those new changes in shipment to Huawei.
“So I don’t think it’s fair to characterize it as the latest restrictions on Huawei. What we’ve seen in our news reports the effect that Commerce is considering not issuing new licenses outweighs. And we haven’t heard anything from Commerce itself.” told Alex.
He said, Qualcomm already has licenses for a while, that allow us to ship 4G and other chipsets including Wi-Fi to Huawei. He emphasized that these licenses were issued after the commerce department’s confirmation that these don’t pose any threat to national security.
“Those will continue for some number of years and so within the scope of those licenses we don’t see an impact,” Alex added.
This is quite a big revelation made by the chipset seller. As previous reports revealed the U.S. has barred the export of 4G, Wi-Fi 6, 7, and AI chipset to Huawei under a new strategy.
Still, there are some clouds that need to confirm on this matter because Huawei has already planned its upcoming flagship that will launch this year. This includes P60, Mate X3, and Mate 60 series. Interestingly, all of these will solely use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ chipsets.
It’s also possible that Huawei could stock a big quantity of Qualcomm chips that could stay in use for an entire year. For now, it’s good news, and we’ll keep you posted on further updates.
Huawei Sound X gets limited time price cut, starts at 1999 yuan
Huawei Sound X is a smart speaker that offers immersive sound for your ears and recently, Huawei began to offer a big price cut of up to 200 yuan (30 USD) on its initial version in China.
According to the price cut details, Huawei Sound X Gilt Theater Edition is priced at 2399 yuan, a limited-time discount of 100 yuan (15 USD). On the other hand, Huawei Sound X Interstellar Black Edition is priced at 1999 yuan, a limited-time discount of 200 yuan.
To note, this price cut will come into effect on February 3, 2023, for only 24 hours (one day). This is
According to the information, the Huawei Sound X series brings a gradient and transparent design, and the light setup moves with the sound. Huawei has jointly made this speaker with Devialet.
It features an 8-unit three-way acoustic architecture, and a theater-level immersive sound field. It supports HarmonyOS smart space perception and a distributed impact system.
Huawei Sound X Gold Theater Edition provides a theater sound field thanks to the Devialet, which can bring users an immersive experience like a golden theater. This version of Sound has HarmonyOS 3 operating system.
Ono the other hand, Huawei Sound X Gold Theater Edition boasts built-in one 3W high-frequency unit, four 5W intermediate frequency units, one 50W subwoofer unit and two passive radiator units.
Huawei Sound X Platinum Theater Edition can generate a sound experience similar to the concert hall. In addition, the Sound X Gilded Theater Edition has added a Hi-Classical Gilded Theater classical music section. The new HarmonyOS 3 supports convenient control experiences such as one-touch audio sharing, super device, and multi-device playback control.
This is an amazing opportunity for people in China, who want to grab this smart speaker and get it home.
Huawei will launch new data storage products on February 8
Huawei has officially confirmed that a launch event is set to unveil data storage products on February 8, 2023. The company has planned this unveiling to bring in new data storage solutions for the industry.
According to the information, the event is themed “Hyper-Convergence +” with a new strategy and Kunpeng Hyper-Convergence, app store, software, and supporting tools.
The event will be joined by Dr. Zhou Yuefeng, Vice President of Huawei and President of Data Storage Product Line, Xu Yulin, Vice President of Huawei Flash Storage, Liang Ye, Director of Huawei Hyper-Converged Storage Products, and Chen Jing, Director of Huawei Data Storage Product Customer Experience Department will bring you relevant information. Speech, and will announce “Huawei Blue Whale App Mall Ecological Sail”.
Check the full invitation (translated) of the Huawei data storage event on February 8, 2023.
“We sincerely invite you to participate in the “Huawei Hyper-Converged + Strategy and New Product Launch Conference”. This conference will be held online on February 8, 2023. We look forward to your arrival.
With the acceleration of the digital transformation of enterprises and the wide application of cutting-edge technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, edge computing, and intelligent manufacturing, hyper-converged infrastructure has evolved rapidly, moving from data centers to edges, from structured data to unstructured data, and from single General-purpose computing power is moving towards diversified computing power, which has become one of the mainstream construction models of data centers.
As a leader in the hyper-convergence market, Huawei has a deep insight into the development trend of the hyper-convergence industry and will release a series of new products such as the “Hyper-Convergence +” strategy and Kunpeng hyper-convergence, Blue Whale App Store, hyper-convergence software and supporting tools at this conference. , focusing on comprehensive upgrades in three aspects: ecology, experience, and business, truly helping partners build and make good use of hyper-convergence, and jointly promoting the prosperity and development of the industry.
“Beyond traditional integration, continuous evolution”, on February 8, 2023, we sincerely invite you to witness together!”