At MWC Shanghai 2018, Huawei helped China Mobile complete a hologram video call using 5G standalone (SA) NR standards, showcasing their achievements in 5G standards formulation and 5G service exploration.
5G is a next-generation network communications technology that will significantly impact the future of our society, and China is incorporating 5G standards researches as part of the national strategy. China Mobile has taken the lead in the 3GPP next-generation network architecture (5G) research and 5G system architecture standards formulation, and has taken two and a half years to complete the difficult task of taking 5G core networks from research concepts to standardization.
Hologram video calls like the one presented at this MWC are one of the most representative services of the upcoming 5G era. Using the hologram video call, users feel fully immersed when conversing with a live hologram. This incredible experience requires the end-to-end technical support. The network must be extremely fast, be able to handle large volumes of traffic, but still with low latency. The Huawei 5G core network is based on the 5G SA capabilities. It enables network slices with higher orchestration precision, more personalized slice service, and faster slice service response. This network provides a personalized, dedicated network for hologram video calls. It guarantees the end-to-end SLA and QoS, and ensures user experience and network operating efficiency.
Qiu Xuefeng, vice president of Huawei Packet Core Network Product Line, considers the recent freeze on 3GPP 5G SA standards to be a milestone in 5G standardization and industry ecosystem construction. He also said that Huawei will continue to increase its R&D investment in 5G core network technologies and slice applications, contribute to the development of next-generation communications technologies, and help China Mobile and other global operators achieve their vision of “changing the world with 5G”.
Huawei has been working with industry partners to proactively promote the development of 5G standards, technologies, and industries. At MWC Shanghai 2017, Huawei and China Mobile showcased the world’s first miscroservice-based 5G core network prototype using the service-based architecture (SBA). At MWC 2018, the Huawei 5G Core Network won the “Best Network Software Breakthrough” award. Huawei will work closely with industry partners, such as China Mobile, to embrace the 5G commercialization.