On February 23, the 2021 world mobile communication conference (MWC), the annual grand event of global mobile communication industry, opened in Shanghai. At the conference, the 5g millimeter wave exhibition area, sponsored by China Unicom and GSMA and supported by Qualcomm technologies, made a wonderful appearance, fully showing the audience the extreme performance and rich applications of 5g millimeter wave power in all walks of life. On the morning of that day, Mai Yanzhou, vice general manager of China Unicom, Wang Jianzhou, senior consultant of GSMA, and Meng Pu, chairman of China region of Qualcomm, attended the launching ceremony of 5g millimeter wave exhibition area.

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Group photo of guests at the launching ceremony of 5g millimeter wave exhibition area (from left to right: Wang Jianzhou, senior consultant of GSMA; Mai Yanzhou, deputy general manager of China Unicom; Meng Pu, chairman of China region of Qualcomm)

Mai Yanzhou, deputy general manager of China Unicom, said in his speech: “millimeter wave is an important part of 5g, and 5g is an important part of national development. As the only operator partner of the Winter Olympic Games, China Unicom is committed to carrying out the millimeter wave pilot test in Winter Olympic Games scenes to accelerate the development of the industrial chain. This time, we worked with GSMA, Qualcomm and other ecological partners to create 5g millimeter wave exhibition area, which effectively demonstrated the phased achievements of 5g millimeter wave industry chain development and laid an important foundation for accelerating China’s 5g millimeter wave deployment. “

Wang Jianzhou, senior consultant of GSMA, said: “millimeter wave band has a large number of continuously available spectrum resources. The application of millimeter wave in 5g network can better meet the requirements of Super bandwidth and super high speed. Thanks to the joint efforts of more than 30 enterprises such as China Unicom and Qualcomm, the audience can enjoy the immersive 5g millimeter wave business experience, see the panoramic 5g millimeter wave industry ecology, and better feel the bright future brought by 5g! “

“5g innovation is at the center of digital transformation, and millimeter wave is an indispensable enabling technology,” said Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China. This time, together with China Unicom, GSMA and other industry leaders, we demonstrated the achievements and potential of 5g millimeter wave, which is the latest example of Qualcomm’s active investment in 5g millimeter wave technology research and development, commercial and ecological development in the past decade. Qualcomm will continue to work together with the expanding 5g ecosystem, fully release 5g potential by using millimeter wave and other leading technologies, and continuously enrich 5g terminals and applications, so as to accelerate 5g expansion and benefit more consumers and industries. “

The promotion and application of 5g millimeter wave is another stage achievement for the industry to help release 5g potential in the year of 5g accelerated popularization. With the theme of “5g millimeter wave, make ice and snow sports more exciting”, the 5g millimeter wave exhibition area, which is supported by China Unicom and provided by Qualcomm technologies, comprehensively displays various technological breakthroughs such as 5g millimeter wave, creates a super wide bandwidth wireless venue, and fully demonstrates the service provided by China Unicom for audiences, media broadcasters, and Internet users Complete service guarantee and rich application scenarios tailored by event organizations and participants. The exhibition area is divided into six parts: sports experience, event presentation, high-speed transmission, good memory, terminal display and environment construction. It fully displays 5g millimeter wave applications and terminals supported by 39 leading enterprises in the industry, and shows a new picture of China’s 5g millimeter wave ecological development.


Panorama of 5g millimeter wave exhibition area

Among them, the diversified application scenarios supported by 5g millimeter wave include: Athletes’ competitive experience, 5g mixed reality smart snow field, 8K video transmission, 5g full view event service and free view event live broadcast, 5g millimeter wave panoramic experience, etc. Based on the 5g multi view live broadcasting scheme of millimeter wave, the outfield of Zhangjiakou international cross-country skiing center is directly photographed. The UAV, head mounted camera and professional camera are communicated with the base station through wireless network, and the athletes’ valiant and heroic appearance in the national cross-country skiing center is transmitted back in real time from multiple angles to realize multi view live broadcasting, Provide a variety of watching experience for the actual spectators. In Qualcomm snapdragon ™ With the power of 5g modem and RF system, the multi manufacturer 5g millimeter wave terminal coverage module, mobile phone, CPE, PC, AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality) equipment, live broadcast backpack, robot and other rich categories on display fully demonstrate the powerful technical strength of 5g millimeter wave to meet the needs of high-performance applications.

5g millimeter wave is designed to bring new experience and applications beyond expectations for Chinese consumers and industry users, and create great opportunities for innovation and transformation of digital economy. GSMA predicts that the economic benefits of using 5g millimeter wave band in China will reach about $104 billion by 2034. In recent years, leading enterprises such as China Unicom and Qualcomm have joined hands with the industry to conduct a large number of tests and verifications, and promoted the industrial readiness with the terminal first, laying a solid foundation for the maturity of 5g millimeter wave technology and ecology. The constant investment of the whole industry chain is precisely to accelerate the large-scale commercial deployment of China’s 5g millimeter wave, draw an exciting new picture of 5g innovation economy, and enable new technological change and industrial upgrading.

5g millimeter wave deployment is crucial for releasing 5g’s full potential and meeting the rapidly growing demand for mobile data. 5g millimeter wave will support China Unicom and other leading operators to make full use of the rich spectrum resources in the high frequency band and provide the world’s fastest cellular rate of several thousand megabits and low delay connection.

5g millimeter wave can also help mobile operators increase network capacity cost effectively to meet the growing needs of densely populated urban areas, fixed wireless access and enterprise environment. According to a landmark Research Report of GSMA intelligence, taking densely populated urban areas as an example, the increase of millimeter wave deployment can save about 30% of the total cost of ownership for China’s mobile operators compared with the use of sub-6ghz band only.

5g millimeter wave technology connecting to the future of intelligent Internet is just around the corner. The colorful 5g millimeter wave terminals and technology exhibitions are on display in the 5g millimeter wave exhibition area of N4 Hall of Shanghai New International Expo Center, bringing a 5g innovation technology feast to industry partners and guests.

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