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Huawei Demos New ‘World First’ 5G Home Routers

Despite being blocked from the local 5G network build, Chinese-giant Huawei has unveiled its new suite of 5G home broadband solutions, at its annual Mobile Broadband Forum in London overnight.

Huawei demonstrated its new 5G home broadband capabilities using Three UK’s 100MHz C-Band spectrum.

The demo claimed to feature the world’s first 5G commercial terminals – its latest home broadband routers – providing attendees with access to ultra-high-speed 5G, for 4K video streaming and cloud gaming.

The service is expected to deliver a max download speed of 2 Gbps, with an average of 1 Gbps for a single user.

Huawei 5G Product Line President, Yang Chaobin, has confirmed it will continue to work with Three UK to offer more 5G commercial applications.

Both parties will conduct further tests in the UK, prior to full commercial release of 5G networks in 2019.

Huawei’s 9th annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum gathered over 2,200 mobile telecom leaders and analysts from around the world.

Rotating Chairman, Ken Hu, used the event to announce the shipment of Huawei’s first 10,000 5G base stations.

“5G will start a technology revolution”

“It will bring new power to all ICT technologies, and trigger sweeping changes in business. There will be new opportunities the likes of which we’ve never seen.”

Hu asserts from “all angles” 5G is ready, with “real” demand, despite some barriers to deployment.

To speed up deployment, Hu encourages governments to accelerate the release of continuous bands of large-bandwidth 5G spectrum, at lower total cost than 4G.

“We encourage governments to make more public resources available for site deployment”

“Shared utility infrastructure, such as rooftops and light poles, can help carriers cut costs and time, and can even open up new revenue streams for public utilities.”

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