Huawei technologies is tapping into the burgeoning smart transport sector with its new 5.5G network capability that has been built to drive the accelerated digitalization of vehicles and intelligent traffic management systems.
The firm said in a statement that the 5.5G deterministic network guarantees ultra-high reliability and reduced latency down to 4 milliseconds in a high-concurrency environment. Lower latency refers to a minimal delay in the processing of computer data over a network connection. The lower the processing latency, the closer it approaches real-time access.
(TOP: Li Peng when he spoke to attendees at the MWC event).
Li Peng, Huawei’s Senior VP and President of the Carrier BG was quoted saying that 5.5G will help cars sense their surroundings much more clearly, as the market quickly embraces the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Vehicle to Everything (V2X), and connected intelligence.
“An IoV with advanced sensing is a core component of intelligent traffic light systems, navigation on rainy and foggy days, beyond-line-of-sight sensing, and more. Level-4 autonomous vehicles are expected to hit the commercial market in 2025 and will require massive amounts of computing power and strong networks,” said Li.
Pointing out that constant progress is being made in the areas of connected vehicles, Li stated that autonomous cars generate hundreds of terabytes of data each day that need to be uploaded to the cloud to support AI model training and algorithm updates. Since ICT services are essential for intelligent connected vehicles, Huawei will deepen its partnership with the transport industry to support these huge demands for computing power on clouds and intelligent real-time computing.
He added the industry needs to innovate together with technology firms such as Huawei to meet increasing digital requirements in both the consumer and industrial markets.
“The future is now. New business scenarios for people, homes, businesses, and vehicles are delivering new experiences. This is raising higher requirements for network capabilities. Enhanced network capabilities, like 10 Gbps downlink, 1 Gbps uplink, and 100 billion IoT connections, are creating a vast market space in 5.5G for carriers,” stated Li.
He explained that the pursuit of the ultimate experience by a large number of users is driving the development of innovative content and applications, demanding that network operators deliver a 10 Gbps experience.
This includes access to new frequency bands, such as the 6 GHz and mmWave bands, as well as sub-100 GHz spectrum. Huawei has already worked with multiple carriers to perform technical verification for the 6 GHz band. Field tests show that 10 Gbps downlink can be achieved on the 6 GHz band and that the band can also achieve co-coverage with C-band for a single site.