Huawei’s largest and most awaited event, MWC Shanghai 2021 is currently going from February 23 to February 25 at New International Expo Center (SNIEC) Shanghai, China. According to the information, the participants of MWC 2021 will be able to experience the latest technological breakthroughs including 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, smart home, etc.
During the event, Huawei’s Executive Director and Carrier Business Group President Ryan Ding gave a keynote speech at the company’s “5G Brings New Value” and talked about the developments, commercial returns, and opportunities for industry digitalization that 5G would bring as well as launches its 5GtoB solution.
The 5G industry has been developing faster than expected, with operators already seeing commercial returns from the first wave of 5G rollouts. The 5G user base and the number of 5G devices in commercial use have exploded since 2019. By the end of 2020, 380 5G devices had hit the market, 8 times more than there was the year before. The mobile 5G user base had also reached 220 million and wireless home broadband connections reached 1.05 million, a 17 and 21 times YoY increase, respectively. Ding claims these numbers will triple in 2021.
The prices of 5G phones are also dropping rapidly. There are already multiple units on the market priced at under US$150 and about 30 mid-range and low-end phones priced below US$300. According to Ding, the 5G mobile phone ecosystem will become as mature as 4G over the next one to two years as network rollouts continue and the user base keeps growing.
In the markets that deployed 5G first, operators have already begun reaping commercial returns. In China and South Korea, operator revenue continued to increase as their 5G user base grew faster than in other countries. Finnish operator DNA and Saudi operator Zain also achieved impressive financial results in the early phases of their commercial 5G deployment.
At the event, Huawei also officially released its 5GtoB solution, which is aimed at creating new value for every player across the industry value chain. Ding stated that building on its experience in connectivity, computing, and industry digitalization, Huawei has worked with operators and other industry partners to develop a one-stop solution that covers sales, operations, and services – the 5GtoB solution.
This solution will simplify transactions for enterprise users, help operators monetize their network capabilities, and allow partners to innovate more efficiently, creating new value for every player involved.
The Huawei 5GtoB Solution includes four parts: 5GtoB Network, 5GtoB NaaS, 5GtoB App Engine, and 5GtoB Marketplace. With 5GtoB Network serving as the infrastructure of the 5G solution, Huawei will continue building its capabilities in providing scenario-based 5GtoB services, including network planning, construction, maintenance, and optimization.
With 5GtoB NaaS, network capabilities can be orchestrated into offerings before they are released, making it easier for enterprise users and application developers to use 5G networks and enabling enterprise users to manage 5G campus networks themselves.
The 5GtoB App Engine is an application innovation center, where application developers and system integrators can access operators’ 5G network capabilities. It makes 5GtoB application development more efficient and application integration easier. It also serves as a bridge between 5G network capabilities and 5GtoB applications, enabling agile service development and launch.
The 5GtoB Marketplace is an all-in-one digital supermarket on the cloud, where enterprise users can purchase the industrial 5G solutions they need.
Huawei’s Executive Director said that Huawei has worked with operators, partners, and enterprise users to apply the 5GtoB solution first in the steel industry. With their capabilities and experience embedded into this platform, industrial 5G solutions like automated billet rotation, AR-assisted remote assembly, and steel surface quality inspection, can be standardized and rapidly replicated.
At the end of his speech, Ding emphasized that industry digitalization will be a huge market, but that digital infrastructure developments vary greatly across industries and application scenarios also vary.
In addition, he related digital standards are not in place yet. As such, he called on all industry players to work together to establish comprehensive 5GtoB standards and ecosystem to drive further industry digitalization. He closed his speech by reiterating Huawei’s commitment to investing in the ecosystem and standards and supporting industry digitalization.
Huawei Nova 9 officially launched in the global market
On October 21, 2021, Huawei has launched the Nova 9 smartphone for global consumers. This is the first global launch of any new Huawei smartphone since the Mate 40 series, which was unveiled last year and it’ll be available to purchase in most of the European countries.
The Huawei Nova 9 for the global consumer is available in two color options – Starry Blue and Black. The phone starts at 499 euros and it’s available to pre-order from today onwards. There are a few things to note that the black version of this phone will be available from November 2nd, 2021 and the Starry Blue version will be open for sale from 11 November. However, the availability may vary.
At 499 Euros, you’ll get the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage version of Huawei nova 9 in different markets.
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Huawei Nova 9:
Huawei Nova 9 sports a 6.57-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, center hole-punch design, and curved edges, and a new display fingerprint for a more convenient screen unlock.
The Nova 9 has a 50MP quad-camera system consisting of a 50 RYYB main camera, f/1.9 aperture + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth of field camera, f/2.4 aperture, 2 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture
The front side of this phone brings a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera. Both of these cameras are packed with different types of camera modes and photo enhancing features for you to take the most out of the camera specifications.
This phone measures 160mm x 73.7mm x 7.77mm and 175g. In terms of battery, it has a 4300mAh battery along with a 66W super fast charge and USB Type-C input. The Nova 9 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor for faster task executions but it only has a 4G LTE model. Interestingly, the phone comes with EMUI 12 operating system.
Huawei opens new flagship store in Vienna
Aside from its worldwide product availability, Huawei has established a new flagship store in Vienna, Austria. The smartphone maker is localizing its device availability and flagship services in Austria by taking its capital and largest city as one of the company’s bases.
According to the information, Huawei inaugurated the Vienna flagship store on 20th October. It’s located in the Kerntenstrasse which is one of Europe’s most prestigious stroller routes. The company chooses the center of Vienna for realizing the seamless interconnection between products and people.
Speaking of Vienna, it’s the 6th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union and is widely popular for its expensive utilities and lifestyle. It must be the reason for the Chinese firm to increase the popularity and sales of its goods. The company seems to be confident about the positive response from the residents.
Below you can check the few clicks of the Vienna flagship store of Huawei-
Huawei Flagship Store:
The simplistic yet elegant design of the store is clearly visible in the images. This two-story emporium has artistic indoors with a chic design and spacious look. Moving ahead, the latest flagship and its signature products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, speakers, and displays are portraited inside the store.
Furthermore, many locals of the city join the opening ceremony in a massive number. However, the reports show that people have one more place where they can often check-in in Austria. Besides, the flagship store will be taking care of sales, after-sales, and product experience services.
On the other hand, the Chinese online flagship stores started to provide express delivery to the consumers. At present, the city includes Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, which has the quickest delivery time record of about a half-hour.
Apple opposing Huawei MatePod trademark, applied for new headphones
Recently, Huawei has published a new trademark opposition decision document that contains the relevant info about the Huawei MatePod trademark which is being opposed by Apple. It’s another trademark dispute of the smartphone maker with the other companies.
As per the information extracted from the document, the China base form has previously applied for the Huawei MatePod trademark name. It includes 9 kinds of international classifications under headphones electronic chips.
However, the US-based phone maker believes that its headphone collections- AirPods, EarPods are knowingly forged by the Chinese firm. Thus, it’s strictly opposed to using this name in practice. The company doesn’t want its customers to get confused.
The Chinese State Intellectual Property Office announced its verdict in favor of Huawei and grant the Huawei MatePod trademark name after giving a satisfactory clarification to Apple.
Although, the intellectual believes that the cited trademark (Apple accessories) and opposed trademark (Huawei MatePod) share the same functionality, marketing, and belong to the same industry. Still, the English latter composition, pronunciation, and overall appearance of both trademarks are easily recognizable.
Hence, there is no clashing scenario, so it won’t cause any confusion to the consumer of both companies. Moreover, the opponent’s claim of imitating the names hasn’t adequate facts, so the intellectuals are granting permission to Huawei.
Huawei Trademark Dispute:
Sony and Huawei: The Japanese company files a lawsuit against the Huawei Watch GT series in the UK IPO office. The reason was its famous racing game series Gran Turismo’ which is generally abbreviated as GT. However, the China-based firm isn’t easy to give up its famous smartwatch series label.
Xiaomi and Huawei: The Chinese Intellectual Property Database previously published a case dispute regarding Xiaomi’s “MiService” and Huawei’s “MyService” trademark. Containing almost similar pronunciation, and text style, Xiaomi’s trademark has been rejected.