The debacle between Huawei and major US vendors like Google, Intel, and Qualcomm with a behemothic underpinning from the US Government is premised on who is going to be the leader in 5G. Huawei greatly positioned itself in all relevant parts of the network – from access, via backhaul, through the core. If the first generation (1G) brought about mobility in technology, the second generation (2G) brought us into the digital world. The third-generation (3G) saw the introduction of mobile data, while the fourth generation (4G) created the mobile broadband that we use today.
Unlike previous generations which took us a single step forward arithmetically (though in scale, it was always a big one), the fifth generation (5G) takes us multiple steps in varying directions. When you think 5G, think about Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, think about the Internet of Things, and think about Virtual & Augmented Reality. 5G will enable this technological phenomenon to be deployed at the speed of light through applications like the Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) providing increased capacity for mobile subscribers at a peak rate of over 1Gbps per customer.Read More »