Huawei’s 5Giga Green is now being introduced in markets beyond Europe, including Africa. This technology is specifically designed for 5G environments and aims to enhance mobile network coverage at a lower cost, improve energy efficiency, and increase performance.
It includes the ultra-wideband Remote Radio Unit [RRU] and BladeAAU Pro antenna, which reduce the number of base station modules needed for common sites from eight to just three. These technologies also support more frequency bands, improve coverage and capacity, and consume less electricity.
These Gigaband technologies align with the strategy of simplifying and making the transition from 3G and 4G to 5G networks more environmentally friendly. This is important because mobile network operators require additional spectrum and multi-antenna deployments to ensure a superior 5G experience with high bandwidth, extensive connectivity, low latency, and reliable connections.
During the launch event, Sabrina Meng, Huawei’s Rotating Chairwoman and CFO, emphasized the importance for countries like Kenya, which are focused on digital transformation, to adopt policies that promote sustainability based on global best practices. She praised Kenya’s investment in a nationwide digital network and highlighted the significance of optical fiber as a critical infrastructure for successful digital transformation in the era of high-speed connectivity.
Sabrina emphasized that digital and intelligent transformation extends beyond technology and involves redefining management approaches. Going digital requires a more open and forward-looking management approach to address future challenges by reshaping the relationships between people, events, things, and theories.
By harnessing the advantages of fiber optic technology, Huawei’s 5Giga Green enables gigabit optical networks to further advance the development of a digital society. This digital infrastructure will be integrated into various aspects of our lives, industries, and society. It will rely on advancements in individual technologies and require complex systems that converge multiple elements. Sabrina highlighted the need for systems-level thinking and design to achieve this vision.
Sabrina also noted that with over 1.2 billion 5G users worldwide, mobile operators who have embraced 5G technology are already benefiting from its advantages. These benefits include meeting the increasing network requirements driven by new applications such as advanced calling, cloud phones, and glasses-free 3D.
At the MWC Shanghai event, Huawei showcased the four major features of 5.5G: 10 Gbit/s downlink, 1 Gbit/s uplink, 100 billion connections, and native AI. They also explored five connectivity areas expected to become mainstream with 5.5G: connectivity for people, things, vehicles, industries, and homes.