China Mobile & Huawei Launch 5G Innovation Center in Beijing

Huawei and China Mobile, have jointly set up an end-to-end (E2E) Open Lab in Beijing, based on the latest 5G standards. Announced at the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center's Partner Conference, the two parties also teamed up to showcase a 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) live VR application. The lab will provide end-to-end 5G capabilities for partners across all sectors and continuously promote cross-industry converged innovation.

The Open Lab of China Mobile 5G Innovation Center aims to serve four functions. First, it will provide the fundamental lab environment for mobile communications. Second, it will promote the development of 5G cross-industry converged innovation to benefit all sectors. Third, it will offer readiness testing and certification services to incubation outputs. Fourth, it will also serve as a platform for promoting and demonstrating the latest achievements in converged innovation.

The lab is the first E2E open lab in China based on the latest 5G standards. Cross-industry partners have been invited to join the lab for collaborative innovation. The E2E 5G system consists of the 5G radio access network (RAN), 5G bearer network, 5G core network, and CPE (the world's first 3GPP-based commercial terminal). Tests show that the system is capable of providing an optimal experience with Gbps-level single-user peak data rate in the downlink and ms-level E2E latency.

The 5G CPE is currently the world's most compact 5G commercial terminal. It can operate in 3.5 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave). This CPE is able to support VR HD videos, gaming, and various other video and entertainment applications. Additionally, it can ensure high bandwidth and low latency for many more other fields such as transportation, healthcare, industry, and energy.

The China Mobile 5G Innovation Center and Open Lab will be dedicated to driving the convergence between 5G and various industries. The combined efforts of all parties will lead to a better-connected world.