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China Unicom and Huawei unveil plan for 5G advanced tech

By Ma Si | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-05-17 14:22

Representatives from China Unicom and Huawei. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

China Unicom, a leading Chinese telecom operator, is deepening its partnership with Huawei Technologies Co by jointly unveiling 5G evolution technologies plan for the next five years.

Ma Hongbing, general manager of the technology innovation department at China Unicom, said 5G is facing a historical opportunity to promote the transformation of a smart society. China's 5G development leads the world. Facing the business needs of the next five years, there is a need to unveil 5G evolution technologies plan, namely, 5G-Advanced technologies, for the next five years.

China Unicom and Huawei have identified the three new industry tracks in the future, and proposed three major 5G-Advanced technologies, including intelligent new vision for XR virtual interaction; and smart super sensing for new industries such as high-precision positioning, internet of vehicles, drones, and smart driving, Ma said.

XR technology is an umbrella category that covers various forms of computer-altered reality, including augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality.

Ding Yun, president of Huawei's carrier business group, said China has currently built the world's largest 5G network, and 5G will move toward a high-quality development stage.

In the future, 5G's application scenarios will become more diversified, and the wireless technology itself needs to evolve constantly, so as to have new capabilities to achieve intelligent connection of all things, Ding said.

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