Huawei shows that he continues to look to the future, and through the words of his executive director David Wang urged the industry to continue pushing the limits of mobile technologies towards 5.5G and beyond.
The Chinese company also outlined a plan to push technological development; Wang said that 2020 is the year of the implementation of 5G on a large scale, with 800,000 stations installed globally and 110 active commercial networks.
Devices are becoming more convenient and diversified, with the lowest price in China now less than 150 euros and 5G models representing 60% of total smartphone shipments.
Wang insisted that it is the right time to think about 5.5G to ensure the continuous evolution of 5G, which he believes will be available for the next 30 years.
The Chinese manager pointed out that 5.5G may not be the most precise term to describe the evolution or update in progress. However, Wang pointed out that it is not the name that is important, as is the evolution and concrete improvements.
Wang noted that in the past there were several intermediate steps between 3G and 4G, before the next generation was unveiled. In fact, Huawei’s manager continues, it takes between five and eight years to develop a new mobile standard.
To date there is no actual 5.5G standard, but it is clear that Huawei is looking to the future without hesitation.
After two years of testing 5G networks in China, Huawei explained that operators and suppliers have identified the upgrade of the
The data speed will double with the transition from non-independent 5G to autonomous 5G, but Wang has warned that this will not yet meet the requirements of many industrial applications.
He also pointed out the need for greater reliability, especially for industrial applications, and noted that the definitions of IoT 5G standards are not very comprehensive or well developed.
The same applies to the related car guidelines, which are not well defined, preventing operators from exploiting various opportunities.
Huawei’s Executive Director expects to see the first 5.5G capabilities by 2025, allowing 5G to be truly up to expectations and help operators improve their business.
Finally, Huawei expects 6G to arrive within the time frame in 2030.
In fact, if this technology came too soon, operators would not have enough time to recover the cost of their 5G investments.