As a sign that the UK 5G development has entered the fast lane, the UK Three Company announced on August 19 that it will open 5G services in London, becoming the third operator in the UK to launch 5G commercial services after BT EE and Vodafone UK. The same thing is that Huawei’s 5G network also uses Huawei’s equipment.
Revolutionize the home broadband experience
Three Company will first focus on 5G home broadband services to take advantage of its spectrum resources (the only one with a continuous 100MHz 5G spectrum block), and mobile services will be launched later this month.
Users sign a one-year contract and pay £35 a month to use truly unlimited 5G traffic at home. Compared to traditional fixed broadband services, 5G means that users can be protected from fixed-line and get “fiber-like” ultra-high-speed networking services.
Like Vodafone, Three Companies use Huawei’s 5G CPE Pro router as a home terminal, and EE plans to use the router when launching 5G home broadband services. The service currently covers Camden, Campbellsville and Southward, and the Three Companies said they will cover Hackney, Islington and Tabor Hamlet in the next few weeks.
“Three Company’s 5G will completely change the home broadband experience, no longer pay fixed line rent, no longer need to wait for engineers to come to the door, or even choose to deliver the same day (the terminal will be charged an additional 20 pounds for the same day delivery, the next day is free) This is the true plug-and-play broadband experience that users have been waiting for a long time.” Three Company CEO Dave Dyson commented, “Our idea is simple, to provide users with real meaning. The unlimited traffic package allows them to fully enjoy 5G services and explore exciting possibilities. Because of its convenience and timeliness, 5G home broadband will be the key to future home networking.”
Three Company recently announced that it will launch 5G services in 25 cities in the UK by the end of this year, and its current 10 million users can use it at no additional cost. In areas with 5G coverage, users only need to have a 5G mobile phone to access the 5G network. The coverage of 5G will continue to expand in 2020 and beyond.
“We are very pleased to work with 3 companies to build 5G and provide them with world-class network equipment and smartphones. We fully support the UK’s plan to become a global leader in 5G connectivity, and we are honored to be the UK’s digital economy for the past 18 years. Contribute strength,” said Victor Zhang, senior vice president of Huawei.
Huawei helps the UK’s 5G development enter the fast lane
Behind the rapid development of the UK 5G, Huawei contributed. The company has participated in 5G testing and piloting of the country’s four major mobile operators and has helped three of them launch 5G commercial services.
Although the UK operators that have opened 5G services are committed to adopting multi-vendor strategies, Huawei is their common choice and has repeatedly warned that the cost of excluding Huawei equipment in 5G networks will be very high and will lead to national commercial use. Delay in the launch of the service (9-12 months). In the previous test process, 3 companies told the British media that Huawei has the most impressive technology, and hopes that 3-5 times the network capacity increase brought by Massive MIMO and 64T64R, in these two technologies Huawei set some records.
For Huawei, the UK is also one of its most important markets outside of China, providing network equipment to all major UK operators. Huawei entered into a deal with BT in 2005, which is crucial for its entry into the broader European market.
According to the data given during the 2019 World Mobile Conference in Shanghai at the end of June this year, Huawei has signed 50 5G commercial contracts worldwide, covering more than 30 countries (and regions), 28 of which are from Europe and 11 from the Middle East. Six from Asia Pacific, four from Latin America, and one from Africa; 5G base stations have more than 150,000 global shipments and are expected to reach 500,000 by the end of 2019.
Business innovation around 5G is the key to the healthy development of 5G, and its greatest value will be reflected in the impact on various vertical industries. Huawei has also been broadcasting live in 4K/8K, industrial manufacturing, driverless, drone firefighting, public security, distance education, telemedicine, smart grid and other fields have won many successful use cases.