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Press Release -- November 13th, 2018
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Zhejiang Mobile and Huawei Complete Large-scale 5G Early Deployment in Wuzhen

[Wuzhen, China, November 12, 2018] During the Fifth World Internet Conference, Zhejiang Mobile and Huawei completed the early deployment of 5G in Wuzhen. The network uses Huawei's 5G end-to-end (E2E) products and solutions to provide continuous coverage. The two parties also conducted a series of tests and verifications in preparation for large-scale 5G network, single user data rate up to 2.7Gbps. The network is able to offer supreme Gbps-level peak data rates and unprecedented innovative 5G service experiences. These include 8K live broadcasts, 8K virtual reality (VR), and in-ambulance telemedicine. Such achievements mark another major step in bilateral 5G cooperation since the launch of "5G City" in Hangzhou this May. The coordinated effort between Zhejiang Mobile and Huawei is set to bring more leading technologies to reality and promote the growth of Zhejiang's digital economy.

Zhejiang Mobile and Huawei jointly deploying 5G base stations in Wuzhen

The 5G network is deployed in Dongzha, Wuzhen, and features the non-standalone (NSA) architecture by incorporating both Huawei's C-band 64T64R massive MIMO AAUs and terminals. The network consists of dozens of sites in various forms, including rooftop sites, pole sites, and tube sites. Thanks to scenario-specific smart beams and 3D beamforming, Huawei 5G C-band AAUs boast flexible and precise cell coverage control and can deliver Gbps-level ultimate user experience. The tests verified key 5G solutions and service procedures, including cell throughput and user experienced data rate. The ultra-high data rate of 5G networks can enable the wireless transmission of 8K and other ultra-high-definition video content.

The World Internet Conference is a grand event that offers a fantastic opportunity to gather the industry's top players. The theme of this year's meeting is "Creating a Digital World for Mutual Trust and Collective Governance — Towards a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace". Zhejiang Mobile and Huawei jointly conducted system verification and service demonstrations on a 5G network. Such efforts will bring more intelligent and superb service experience to guests from China and abroad.

"5G deployment and verification in Wuzhen are a strong reminder of the leading technical achievements that were showcased in last year's event. It also marks a great stride in the joint innovation between Zhejiang Mobile and Huawei," remarked Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei's 5G Product Line. "In 2017, Huawei's 3GPP 5G pre-commercial system was awarded high praise for World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievements. The honor recognized the system's excellent E2E capabilities, technical innovation, and Huawei's contributions to the industry. Actions speak louder than words. In 2018, Huawei has taken the lead in launching a full set of 5G network equipment and solutions to support large-scale 5G deployment."

4G changes lives, and 5G changes societies. The 5G industry is becoming increasingly mature with 3GPP Release 15 standards frozen, and is witnessing an acceleration in large-scale network construction in 5G cities throughout the world. Huawei is ready to offer advanced 5G E2E products and solutions in its further cooperation with industry partners. The aim is to promote the growth of the industry chain and enable the success of 5G services.

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