Continuous 5G Evolution to Build the Digitization Engine in the Whole Industry2021-02-24
During MWC Shanghai 2021, at the 5G Advanced Summit hosted by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), Dr. Tong Wen gave a keynote address titled Huawei Fellow and Huawei Wireless CTO. “Continuous 5G Evolution To Create The Digitalization Engine In The Whole Industry”. Dr. In his speech, Tong emphasized that 5G must constantly evolve to build an engine of all-industry digitization to satisfy rapidly growing consumer connections and a variety of industrial applications.
5G development speeds up and routes 5G networks to improve performance
A new communication technology usually dominates for ten years and evolves to provide stronger capabilities before the next generation takes its place. Over the past year, 5G has evolved at a faster pace, demonstrating its enormous potential. Continuous improvement of experience in customer connectivity and enrichment of Internet of Things (IoT) services increases the requirements for connectivity capabilities. Dr. “The ever-increasing demand for wireless connections is the key driver to continually advance mobile technologies,” said Tong.
Therefore, 5G must constantly improve its capabilities. Advanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services cause a significant increase in data demand and require 5G networks to increase capacity to guarantee top-notch experience. Along with reduced capability (REDCAP), massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) services will be offered in more terminals to meet a wide variety of IoT requirements. Ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) services require remote and programmable logic controller (PLC) control to reduce transmission delay and provide latency-guaranteed link services to meet high-quality connectivity requirements.
5G must expand its capabilities to open up a new business
As new applications continue to emerge in the market, the three use cases originally defined in 5G need improvement to meet various IoT service requirements. The limits of 5G capabilities must be expanded to open up a new business.
Immersive interaction services are developing rapidly. 5G AR / VR provided superior virtual experience. With the rise of lightweight XR devices, 5G XR will also become a reality. This requires further development of 5G to deliver superior immersive experiences. As high resolution increases from 4K to 16K, 5G networks will need to increase the average speed from 120 Mbps to 2 Gbps. In order to enable real-time interaction in the virtual world, 5G also needs to reduce the transmission delay from the current 20ms to 5ms.
Uplink-centric networks are accelerating industrial digitalization. Currently, 5G applications are growing at an unprecedented rate and increasing the requirements for uplink speeds. Various consumer AR / XR services require high resolution images and videos to be sent from local devices to the clouds for further processing. In industrial applications, remote control and machine vision also require real-time transmission of 4K and 8K videos. This will result in a significant increase in the rate of uplink traffic over 5G networks and to over 40%. To handle such a large amount of uplink traffic, 5G uplink capabilities must be enhanced by at least 10 times.
In addition, 5G must provide sensing capabilities to power remote control, vehicle-road synergy, unmanned transportation, and smart logistics. For example, by incorporating the beam scanning technologies of cellular Massive MIMO into sensing technologies, both sensing and communication, and even indoor high-precision positioning services can be implemented via wireless technologies.
MWC Shanghai 2021 will be held in Shanghai, China, from 23 February to 25 February. Huawei is exhibiting its products and solutions at the E10, E50 and E90 booth in Hall N1 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). For more information, please visit https://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwcs2021.