Huawei Unveils 5G Multi-mode Chipset Along With a Compatible Commercial 5G Device

At a recent event, Huawei introduced a 5G multi-mode chipset that powers the first commercial 5G device. The Balong 5000the Huawei  (Chipset) and the 5G CPE Pro (Phone), together provide the world's fastest wireless connections for smartphone, home, the office, and on the go. The Balong 5000 officially unlocks the 5G era. The chipset supports a broad range of 5G products in addition to smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules. It will provide consumers with a brand new 5G experience across multiple scenarios.

The 5G chipset will open up a whole new world to consumers. It will enable everything to sense, and will provide the high-speed connections needed for pervasive intelligence. Powered by the Balong 5000, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro enables consumers to access networks more freely and enjoy an incredibly fast connected experience. Huawei has an integrated set of capabilities across chips, devices, cloud services, and networks. Building on these strengths, as the leader of the 5G era, Huawei is looking forward to bring an inspired, intelligent experience to global consumers in every aspect of their lives.

Balong 5000: Ushering in the 5G Era

With a small form factor and high degree of integration, the Balong 5000 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G on a single chip. It effectively reduces latency and power consumption when exchanging data between different modes, and will significantly enhance user experience in the early stages of commercial 5G deployment. The chipset marks a significant step forward for the Balong Series of chipsets.

Balong 5000 is the first chipset to perform to industry benchmarks for peak 5G download speeds. At Sub-6 GHz (low-frequency bands, the main spectrum used for 5G), it can achieve download speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. On mmWave spectrum (high-frequency bands used as extended spectrum for 5G), it can achieve download speeds up to 6.5 Gbps – 10 times faster than top 4G LTE speeds on the market today. It is also the world's first chipset that supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures for 5G. With non-standalone, 5G network architecture is built on top of legacy 4G LTE networks, whereas standalone 5G, as the name implies, will have its own independent architecture.

The Balong 5000 can flexibly meet different user and carrier requirements for connecting devices throughout different stages of 5G development. It is also the world's first multi-mode chipset that supports Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communications, providing low-latency and highly reliable solutions for connected vehicles. Huawei's 5G smartphones powered by Balong 5000 will be released at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Huawei 5G CPE Pro: Changing User Experiences in Home Broadband Networks

Powered by Balong 5000, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro supports both 4G and 5G wireless connections. On a 5G network, a 1-GB HD video clip can be downloaded within three seconds, and 8K video can be streamed smoothly without lag. This sets a new benchmark for home CPEs. In addition to homes, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro can also be used by small and medium-sized enterprises for super-fast broadband access. Adopting new Wi-Fi 6 technology, it delivers speeds of up to 4.8 Gbps. It is the first 5G CPE that supports HUAWEI HiLink protocols, bringing smart homes into the 5G era.