China Unicom Beijing and Huawei have jointly completed the world's first commercial adoption of the 5G LampSite 300 MHz digital indoor system, at the Beijing Long Distance Call Building.
New 5G system
The new 5G system supports network sharing between China Unicom Beijing and China Telecom Beijing, providing a downlink rate of up to 3.4 Gbps, over a single headend in multi-user scenarios.
The deployment of Huawei's latest 5G LampSite 300 MHz ultra-bandwidth product at the Beijing Long Distance Call Building included field tests with Huawei's Mate 30 Pro 5G phones. These displayed a downlink perceived rate of up to 3.4 Gbps over a single headend in multi-user scenarios for both China Unicom and China Telecom users.
The 5G LampSite module allows for an ultra-bandwidth of 300 MHz between the 3.3 and 3.6 GHz spectrum of the C-band and 4T4R multi-antenna technology, enabling mobile network capacity to increase by three times. Furthermore, the module supports 5G network sharing among operators.
"Collaboration allows for stronger and faster mobile networks. The 5G LampSite ultra-bandwidth series product is developed on the next-generation platforms and incorporates a number of innovations in the chipset technology, algorithms, and system design. It boasts the industry's highest level of integration and supports ultra-bandwidth 4T4R networking,” said Marvin Chen, President of Huawei's DIS Product Line.
“The successful commercial deployment for China Unicom Beijing signifies an excellent start for the scaled rollout of the series product. We are honoured to continuously provide leading 5G solutions that deliver improved indoor coverage to operators and better 5G services to users," continued Chen.
This collaboration lays a strong foundation for the "5G Capital" innovation project between China Unicom Beijing and Huawei and also the first joint accomplishment of the 2020 "5G City" series city projects. It will allow both Chinese companies to provide users with faster services over stronger 5G networks.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China announced further plans in promoting the new applications of 5G in telemedicine, distance education, online office, and other industries, boosting the construction of major industrial communications projects, and accelerating the new infrastructure deployment for 5G, IoT, big data, AI, and smart city.
Indoor 5G coverage networks
Beijing is one of the key cities for the first wave of 5G commercial adoption in the country. China Unicom Beijing has been collaborating closely with Huawei in improving indoor 5G coverage capabilities. Major completed projects between the two companies include the world's largest 4G digital indoor coverage network at the Beijing Capital International Airport, the world's first 5G digital indoor system at the Beijing Long Distance Call Building, and the world's largest 5G smart airport at the Daxing International Airport.
5G full-network coverage
In China, 5G is now moving towards providing full-network coverage. China Unicom Beijing and Huawei will continue to collaborate in implementing the "5G Capital" project, which allows them to jointly continue the verification and commercial applications of the latest 5G technologies and business models, as well as developing superior 5G networks.