Huawei launches first urban 5G WTTx CPE trial in North America

Huawei has launched an end-to-end user trial for “Wireless to the Home” (WTTx) 5G service using a specially-designed 5G CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) unit.

The trial is compliant with the global 5G 3GPP standard and is believed to be the first trial of its kind in North America, and among the first globally.

“This trial represents continued progress toward the launch of 5G, as we start to replicate both the in-home experience and network footprint we will see when 5G becomes commercially available in the near future,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO at TELUS.

The trial is being conducted at “5G Living Lab,” a co-venture with TELUS. The current trial is based on the successful 5G 3GPP mmWave tests that TELUS and Huawei conducted in June 2017. The 5G wireless trial system provides users with a fibre-like experience with their home network.

In addition to the unique 5G in-home equipment, the network utilises the 5G gNodeB and related elements built as part of the TELUS/Huawei 5G Living Lab.

The trial system operates on the 28GHz mmwave band with 800 MHz of bandwidth and includes many 3GPP key technologies, such as Massive MIMO, F-OFDM, and Polar Code.

“mmWave technology will be an important tool in ensuring widespread deployment of 5G technology in Canada. Huawei’s 5G solutions and terminals will enable 5G coverage over a neighbourhood or small community cost effectively, while providing more convenient and high-speed home broadband Internet access services.” said Dr. Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow, and CTO Huawei Wireless.

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