Innovation is the basis for the long-term development and evolution of the mobile communications industry. In the 5G era, mobile communications networks carry more missions and meet diversified requirements for network capabilities, operation efficiency improvement, and business success. 5G continuous innovation becomes particularly important.
According to the GlobalData's recent competitiveness evaluation report on mainstream vendors, Huawei 5G RAN ranks No.1 in all dimensions, demonstrating the competitive advantages of products and solutions. In addition, Huawei announced latest 5G network development concept and launched innovative products and solutions.
Huawei 5G RAN Leadership
The 1 + N Network: An Intelligent, Versatile Network
Operators' Network Challenges
As operators evolve for the 5G era, they will increase the capacity of their public networks using a range of new spectrum bands. However, making use of these spectrum bands while continuing to support legacy networks poses many challenges, including:
The Blade Pro Solution
The BladeAAU Pro Solution
In addition to the Blade Pro, Huawei has also introduced the BladeAAU Pro solution, a Massive MIMO product with 32T32R and 64T64R antenna array options that supports sub-3 GHz bands. Huawei designed the BladeAAU Pro to ensure high-quality experiences for 5G users while simplifying deployment for operators, minimizing deployment costs and addressing the challenges of antenna space limitations.
5G Software Innovation: Adaptive High Resolution (AHR) Algorithm
Huawei further enhances the network capabilities with another offering: the Adaptive High Resolution (AHR) algorithm, which significantly improves the capacity and user experience of Massive MIMO cells in scenarios with high user density and a strong potential for signal interference.
However, the above new solutions are not the only way Huawei's portfolio is evolving to fulfill the vision of 1 + N networks.
1 + N O&M
One of the most significant challenges operators will face in adopting 1 + N networks is in performing the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) that can address complex, multi-functional networks while limiting the burdens of that complexity on operators' human personnel. In order to achieve both ends, 1 + N networks must embrace new levels of automation. To achieve this task, Huawei envisions what it calls the Autonomous Driving Network, drawing an analogy between self-driving automobiles and the intelligent networks of the future.
Huawei's vision for Autonomous Driving Network includes five levels of automation:
Some specific hurdles for O&M operations in 1 + N networks include:
5G to Businesses
Huawei recognizes that networks and their operations will need to evolve in order to capture the wealth of diverse opportunities that lie ahead. They will need to evolve in terms of planning, provisioning, installation, management and optimization. The complexity of these combined tasks will require networks to adopt new levels of intelligence and automation. This transformation won't happen overnight but will evolve in stages. And the early stages in that evolution are already happening today within Huawei's RAN portfolio.