Huawei Focuses on 4G to Endure Until 5G Kicks In

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By Dimitris Mavrakis | 2Q 2018 | IN-5117


Huawei’s 4G Announcements


In several studies, ABI Research has consistently maintained that 5G will not be positioned as a technology revolution, but will evolve through many evolutionary steps, with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) enhancements being used as a proxy during the transition. Some industry players are now starting to embrace this approach, Huawei being at the forefront. The company has announced several new features for its 4G infrastructure, helping mobile service providers squeeze even more efficiency from the existing deployed equipment. These announcements included:

  • SingleRAN Pro: A new unified basestation platform that supports all generations, from 2G to 5G. It also supports cloud-related technologies (e.g., Cloud Radio Access Network [C-RAN]) and can be controlled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) based network management and optimization.
  • LTE Low Latency: Improving radio parameters (lower Transmission Time Interval [TTI]) to lower latency. Huawei lab tests illustrated end-to-end latencies of 30 milliseconds  for mobile gaming.
  • Transmission Mode 9: Transmiss…

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