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Huawei started 5G research in 2009 and 6G research in 2017: Rotating Chairman



Today, Eric Xu, the rotating chairman of Huawei gave a keynote speech on “Huawei Innovation Practice and Enlightenment” at a technology Innovation Meeting in China.

During the speech, he spotted the light on Huawei’s vision for 5G, which was shared by him at Global Mobile Broadband Conference 2013. At that time, he suggested that 5G should be recognized as 1000 times more powerful than 4G.

Also, it should be able to connect 100 billion IoT devices and able to provide a 10Gbps download rate with extremely low latency. All of these are very fast and efficient.

Eric also revealed that Huawei began the 5G research in 2009 and at the same time decided to set up a communications technology laboratory for research. However, the world’s first 4G commercial network was also deployed in Norway and Sweden at the end of 2009.

Moreover, during this timeline, China has not received the 4G license, which was further issued in December 2013. After getting the 4G license and completing an amount of research on 5G, the company announced an investment plan of US$600 million in 5G research and innovation for the next five years.

After 10 years of research and development, Huawei introduced the world’s first 5G commercial network in 2019. Yu said, looking back now, the need for funding for research is not as much as had been imagined. In fact, the planned investment of US$600 million was not used in the end.

At last, he concluded his speech and discloses that Huawei already started 6G research in 2017 that is two years ahead of 5G commercialization.

According to the previous information, Huawei 6G networks will be introduced to the market around 2030. Adding to this, Huawei and China Mobile are working together to launch two 6G test satellites. This activity will come into action somewhere in July this year.

(Via – ithome)

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