Huawei and the Chinese carrier Zhejiang Mobile completed a small-scale deployment of 5G in Wuzhen, China. The 5G network can provide a single user with peak data rate speeds of 2.7 Gb/s. That bandwidth could support services such as 8K live broadcasts, 8K virtual reality (VR), and in-ambulance telemedicine.
The network uses Huawei's 5G end-to-end products, and it uses the non-standalone (NSA) architecture. NSA is a 3GPP standard, but it has to be tied to an underlying 4G network; as opposed to a 3GPP standalone architecture (SA) that would apply to greenfield 5G networks.
The Zhejiang Mobile network incorporates Huawei's C-band 64T64R massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) Active Antenna Units (AAUs) and terminals. The AAUs can be deployed on multi-mode networks and work on multiple frequency bands. And the AAUs are compact, requiring less site space.
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