The telecommunications industry is maturing rapidly and is all set for commercial deployment of the fifth generation of mobile networks from end-to-end under unified 5G standards.
The latest example of Huawei looking to launch 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR)-based Interoperability Development Testing (IODT) is an apt one. To bring this to life, the Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company has formed collaboration with chipmaker Intel to verify 5G technologies and their degree of maturity.
It was in February, at the MWC 2017 global 5G test summit, where Huawei, Intel, along with their telecom operator partners announced that they will work jointly to drive globally unified 5G standards. The teamwork focuses on enhancing the cooperation between telecom operators, equipment manufacturers and vertical industry partners, to create a unified 5G industry chain from chips and terminals, to network infrastructure and test equipment, and build a global 5G ecosystem. And the recent partnership between Huawei and Intel is the first important step towards realising this goal.
The two companies have been busy in recent weeks. Huawei has collaborated with SoftBank on a variety of potential use cases for a 5G network. The use cases include real-time UHD video transmission using ultra-high throughput of over 800 Mbps, remote control of a robotic arm using ultra-low latency transmission and remote rendering via a GPU server using edge computing to the company’s business partners.
On the other hand, a global autonomous driving platform jointly led by BMW, Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye, has been joined by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), in order to further develop the technology. The group is set to deploy 40 autonomous test vehicles on the road by the end of 2017. Intel also said that it was going to accelerate its autonomous driving business ‘from car to cloud’ after the completing the tender offer of Mobileye.
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