A glimpse of the 5G future

A glimpse of the 5G future

The Huawei 5G Roadshow made the latest stop in its Western Europe tour with an appearance at the famous Oval Cricket Ground in central London. The home of Surrey County Cricket hosted the fully customised 5G demo truck as telecom operators, government officials, media and other partners gathered to see and hear more about Huawei’s end to end portfolio of 5G products and solutions; while witnessing the capabilities of 5G via live AR drone demos.

The event, hosted by Jerry Wang, CEO of Huawei UK, was on hand to highlight the value that 5G will bring to the UK in terms of enhancing people’s lives, improving businesses, and driving economic growth.

Wang notes, “The truck demonstrates our commitment to help build a better-connected UK, based on a consistent R&D strategy, a portfolio of end to end products and solutions and cooperation with local partners. Expanding and evolving existing LTE network and their derivatives, together with exploring new vertical segments like enterprise and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the first steps in making 5G a reality.”

The Huawei 5G roadshow will cover 10 countries in west Europe and is expected to host more than 7,000 attendees. The truck includes a full range of 5G solutions to guarantee an optimum deployment of 5G technology, including 5G core network, 5G bearer network, 5G base station, and 5G terminals including the current world’s only commercial terminal – Huawei’s 5G customer premise equipment (CPE).

Huawei is a pioneer in the development of 5G technology, which it says it has been investing in since 2009. Via its X Labs development centre, the company say it works with over 280 partners on create real-life user cases in key vertical sectors, such as cloud, virtual reality, connected cars, drones, e-Health and smart manufacturing. The company say it is also cooperating with industry partners to push the development of a UK 5G industry ecosystem via the creation of several cross-industry organisations, such as 5G Slicing Association (5GSA), 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation(5G-ACIA).

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