[Shenzhen, China, December 7, 2021] At the fourth annual “Bloom Cup” 5G Application Competition, Huawei — alongside Chinese carriers, industry customers, and partners — won multiple awards for projects that support key sectors, including smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart grid, smart governance, and smart tourism. Of particular note, Huawei was a participant in 32 projects that received first and second prizes.
The fourth “Bloom Cup” 5G Application Competition attracted 12,281 submissions and the selection process took three months. The final round and ceremony took place in Shenzhen, China.
Smart grid: Huawei, the Shandong Branch of State Grid Corporation of China, a Chinese carrier, and industry partners collaborated on a project that aimed to scale up 5G application in smart grids to support efforts toward lowering carbon emissions. This project focused on the imperative of transforming power facilities, and leveraged 5G technologies to support new electric power systems. The whole project covered one network, one chip, 12 scenarios of power grids, and 300,000 5G terminals. It drove coordinated development across the industry, helped create multiple 5G standards and international standards for the electric power industry, and established an Internet of Energy that would underpin the transformation of energy mix.
Smart manufacturing: Huawei, Midea, a Chinese carrier, and industry partners joined forces on a project that innovatively leveraged MEC-based 5G integrated positioning technology to support smart warehousing at Midea’s dishwasher factory. In response to the manufacturing sector’s demand for digital and intelligent logistics, this project provided 5G positioning capabilities to enable precise and dynamic logistics operations. This project also addressed eight high-value, end-to-end logistics scenarios, helping Midea foster innovative applications and standardized products. This project is a prime example of how Huawei and its partners work together to fuel digital transformation in the manufacturing sector.
Smart mining: Huawei, Zhunneng Group, a Chinese carrier, and industry partners teamed up on a project aimed at using 5G to support smart mines of Zhunneng Group. This project became the world’s largest 5G network for an open-pit coal mine, and the 5G network supports the use of autonomous mine trucks. The project also featured a digital 5G solution for smart mining, which is instrumental to local efforts at afforestation and improving the soil fertility of farmland.
Other award-winning projects in which Huawei was a participant include:
- 5G + Smart Natural Gas for China Resources Gas Group
- 5G-Based Digital Factory for Jiangsu Hengtong Optic-Electric
- Full-Stack, Full-Line 5G-Based Smart Warehousing Solution for New Trend International Logis-Tech Co., Ltd.
- 5G + 8K Solution for Flexible Smart Factories of Skyworth
- 5G-Powered Digital Port in Daxie, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province
- BYD’s Integrated Services and Applications that Support Rail Communications Signals over 5G Private Networks
These projects are a testament to how 5G and industrial Internet technologies are playing a critical role in enabling all kinds of industries to go digital and intelligent.
The fourth “Bloom Cup” 5G Application Competition was hosted by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology with the support of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, 5GAIA, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, and China Communications Standards Association. This competition was designed to address challenges that hinder industry development, promote commercialization of 5G applications, and contribute to sustainable development of the ICT industry.
Huawei is committed to enabling digital and intelligent transformation across industries. To achieve this, Huawei will further expand its collaboration with carriers and industry partners to drive innovation and large-scale 5G adoption in more domains and sectors.