Huawei hosting an IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2021) between March 29 to April 1, 2021. As per the event timeline, the keynote speech of the respective authorities and expertise of various fields is scheduled for March 30.
WCNC is a premier IEEE event in the wireless research field that brings together experts across the academia and industry to discuss and promote the development of wireless communications and network technologies.
In this line, Huawei Fellow leading research, Dr. Zhu Peiying give a speech on 5G wireless systems “5G to 5.5G: Wireless Innovation Is An Endless Frontier” at Huawei Technologies Canada.
Wireless Innovation Is An Endless Frontier
Dr. Vannevar Bush once described science as an endless frontier. Following the statement, Dr. Zhu mentioned in her speech that, in a way, the wireless industry can also be such a frontier for its endless opportunities for innovation. 5G has seen massive commercial rollouts, which are starting to yield positive gains while exciting sustained innovation of 5G technologies.
Over the past years, 5G technologies make notable developments. Compared with 2019, the number of commercial 5G networks, terminal types, and users has multiplied by 18, 17, and 250 times, respectively, registering over 140 networks, 550 terminal types, and 250 million users.
According to her, 5G has transformed user experience and advanced industrial digitalization. AR/VR users have grown by 35% annually, and over 5,000 industry practices such as 5G port and 5G steel have begun to see the market size effect.
The 5G technologies are making rapid growth and contributing to bring digitalization to each consumer. While talking about the new technologies propagate by the 5G industry she confirms that new frontiers of 5G are becoming clear. At the same time, she talks about nearer future scope in 5G.
2025 Vision — 5.5G Definition and Standardization
According to Dr. Zhu Peiying, The industry has identified four factors to realize the 5.5G vision:
- Incumbent 5G capabilities have to be reinforced to catalyze 5G industry development.
- A high-speed real-time experience is a must to enjoy immersive applications such as XR and holograms.
- Uplink-centric networks must be built to provide 10-fold uplink speed for industrial digitalization.
- 5G network capabilities must be scaled out to support new business opportunities.
Now, the question is what defines 5.5G? Expanding from the three standard 5G scenarios defined by the ITU — eMBB, mMTC, and URLLC, Huawei proposes three new additions — Uplink Centric Broadband Communication (UCBC), Real-Time Broadband Communication (RTBC), and Harmonized Communication and Sensing (HCS), to form the 5.5G matrix. In these scenarios, Huawei predicts that 5.5G will vastly outperform 5G in many aspects.
Additionally, she also said it takes a minimum of 3 to 5 years for new technology to normalize operations and reach maturity. It also takes time to prepare the supporting policies and industry as 5.5G will need more spectrum resources in the sub-100 GHz band. To realize the 2025 vision, Dr. Zhu called on the industry to finalize 5.5G standardization in 3GPP Release 18 and more.
2030 Vision — Visualize the Next Generation
Since the 1980s mobile communications technology has abounded for about 10 years, before being superseded by a new standard. After four generations of mobile networks, the connection of people has essentially become a reality. The 5G commercialization is leading us to the smart era of digitalization.
6G will come after 2030. What will be the vision of the new generation network? In a decade intelligence will be everywhere in our lives, and it will be more distributed than centralized. According to Dr. Zhu, “The network will do much more than just transmit data. It will become a distributed intelligent entity that can merge the real and digital worlds”.
At last, she concluded that “Moving toward 2025 and 2030, an exciting future awaits the wireless industry. Together with partners, Huawei hopes to explore the endless frontier of 5.5G and beyond.”
To be mentioned, WCNC is a premier IEEE event in the wireless research field that brings together experts across the academia and industry to discuss and promote the development of wireless communications and network technologies.
Huawei AI computing center solution won Global Smart Expo Gold Award
On 16th September, Huawei AI computing center solution won the Global AI Product Application Expo Product Gold Award. This product is selected for its excellent artificial intelligence computing capabilities and industry ability.
Huawei’s AI computing center mainly focused on urban infrastructure AI computing. It offers scientific research, digital economy, atlas series hardware, CANN computing architecture, and AI framework MindSpore. Besides, it works on the combined capabilities of MindX and ModelArts.
Huawei AI Computing Center Solution:
Huawei has built IRS public computing power service platform in Yanta District. It has strengthened the AI ecological innovation and sprouting new industries simultaneously. This single-center mainly works on four platforms that include-
- Application Innovation Incubation Platform
- Industry Aggregation Development Platform
- Scientific Research Innovation Platform
- Talent Training Platform
Furthermore, the company’s AI computing center is actively deploying in more than 20 cities in Mainland. In particular, the Wuhan center has been associated with over 40 businesses, 4 academies, and various research organizations. Plus, its main projects include-
- Xi’an Future Artificial Intelligence Computing Center
- Northwestern Polytechnical University’s Voice Model Project
- MindSpore Research Office
About AI and Big Data Expo:
The AI and Big Data Expo are one of the biggest artificial intelligence and big data-based conferences and displays. Each year, it elected high-tech solutions and technologies across the world. It provides a single platform for brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists, and start-ups to jointly explore and discuss the leading technologies.
Huawei and China Power Collaboration: Promote green, low-carbon and, energy industry
Huawei and China Power signed a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly work on the green, low-carbon, and energy industries. Both parties are determined to implement four revolutions under one cooperation.
This corporation will be a contribution from both companies in establishing low-carbon cities. Chairmen and directors of Huawei Digital Technology and China Electricity Board signed this in-depth. The authorities include
- He Xun, Chief Engineer, and Board Chairman State Power Investment New Energy
- Hou Jinlong, Huawei Senior VP, and President of Huawei Digital Energy Technology
- Fu Jinsong, Deputy Secretary, Vice President, and Acting Chairman of the Labor Union of China Electric Power
- Xing Qing, Vice President of Huawei Digital Energy Technology
Huawei and China Power Collaboration Contract:
Under this cooperation, both firms will share their respective resources, advanced technologies, and benefits. It further instructs to respect the decisions of both authorities, fair implementation of technologies, and equal rights.
Huawei and China Power will jointly work to derive new energy storage technology solutions, application cooperation, and intelligence. Additionally, the collaboration area includes
- Photovoltaic solution application cooperation
- Comprehensive smart energy application cooperation
- County-wide promotion of distributed rooftop photovoltaic cooperation
- International business cooperation and other multi-platform strategic cooperation models
- Accelerate transformation and development
- promote energy revolution
China Power’s Strategic Development:
China power has shown new developments in its power storage, green power supply, distributed energy, green power trading, province development, geothermal energy, and other new routes.
Furthermore, it also has advanced funding, well-structured management, and trained employees to help in building a large platform for green and low-carbon transformation and development.
Huawei Digital Energy’s Resource:
Where China Power has a well-structured and hardware resource, Huawei Digital Energy offers integrating digital technology and power electronics technology. It also provides smart energy services mainly concerning users’ requirements.
The two parties are looking forward to working with each other and shard the benefits of their expertise. Moreover, they will jointly resolve the challenges in the development of new productions, economic development, and realizes low-carbon cities.
Huawei smartphone market loss became iPhone 13’s blessing
Huawei has to give its dominance over the global and Chinese smartphone market due to the sanctions. However, the phone market loss of Huawei has become a major blessing for recently launched Apple’s iPhone 13.
In the past two years, Huawei has been continuously disturbed by U.S. sanctions. The Chinese tech giant has been accused under a narrative and later it was cut with supplies of essential parts as well as services to build new products such as smartphones.
Huawei’s smartphone market loss:
In May 2019, Huawei has been placed under the U.S. entity list, a program specially designed to restrict Huawei from purchasing required components such as mobile and network equipment chipsets. Since then, Huawei has been hit by 4 rounds of sanctions that impact the company in a very devastating way.
Coming to the results, Huawei is unable to print new Kirin chipset design, had to sell its subsidiary – Honor, and it’s now out of the top smartphone maker and the recently in the absence of 5G chipset, the Chinese tech maker is selling “flagship” phones with 4G connectivity.
The damage is surely there but the company is finding its way to rise up again. However, “once a giant smartphone maker” has left a big opening of opportunity of its competitor in the market, even on the home ground.
The same goes for the premium segment, the Chinese consumers are looking for a new substitute for their premium smartphone choice and what could be better than the new iPhone 13.
Blessing for iPhone 13:
According to a report coming from SCMP, Apple has made strong pre-orders of the iPhone 13 lineup on the Chinese e-commerce platform – JD.com. As of Thursday, the American phone maker has registered over 2 million pre-orders, which surpasses 1.5 million pre-orders of last year’s iPhone 12 lineup on the same platform on the same timeline.
According to the report, the record iPhone 13 pre-order credit goes to the decline of Huawei’s phone market. On the other hand, consumers made an easy choice between Huawei phones and Apple’s in order to get better tech such as 5G.
Huawei has recently launched P50 Pro that comes with a monstrous camera setup and picture quality that surpasses all phones. Despite its premium design and lots of new features, analysts believe it lacks key selling points such as the 5G network.
“There isn’t a smartphone [in the market] which can be a threat to the iPhone 13 above the 5,000 yuan (US$776) price range,” said Qi Counterpoint Research senior analyst Ethan Qi “There isn’t a product that is as strong as the old Huawei Mate series.”
As a matter of fact, Apple isn’t the only one enjoying this market growth. Other Chinese phone makers are also taking their fair share of share left behind by Huawei.