Huawei and LG U+ partnered to complete the world’s first large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment in Gangnam District, Seoul, during the 4th Global 5G Event. This network consists of both 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz base stations. The test also helped to successfully verify the technologies of IPTV 4K Video and many other future-proof commercial 5G services. High-speed mobility, dual connectivity, and inter-cell handovers were also validated.
The test results returned more than 5 Gbps for dual connectivity over high and low bands and average data rates of 1 Gbps over the low band. In a typical dense urban area, successful verification of the 5G end-to-end (E2E) solution indicated Huawei’s gradual maturity in advanced preparation for the imminent commercial deployment of 5G.
As a top global operator in a well-developed MBB region, LG U+ is firmly committed to rapidly providing an excellent user experience. With a keen focus on Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), the 5G pre-commercial test based on Huawei E2E 5G devices was implemented in a continuous ring topology. A peak data rate of 20 Gbps and an average data rate of more than 5 Gbps were achieved through dual connectivity over 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz. These impressive rates were combined with inter-cell handovers to produce stable results. Elsewhere, a 5G tour bus delivered 5G-based IPTV 4K, and a VR drone was demonstrated in the ‘5G for All’ experience room at the LG U+ headquarters, which required data rates ranging from 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps. For mobile scenarios, a glitch-free superior user experience demonstrated Huawei’s readiness for 5G networks.
Huawei also showcased the combination of a VR drone designed by world’s first 5G customer premise equipment (CPE) and Huawei Wireless X Labs over 3.5 GHz band. The CPE is lightweight, compact, and offers high performance, which can support a throughput of up to 1.5 Gbps from a drone at an altitude of over 100m.
“The world’s first large-scale joint 5G pre-commercial test indicated a significant breakthrough in 5G. We believe that Huawei is set to help LG U+ implement the world’s first Commercial 5G network over 3.5 GHz,” said, Kim Dae Hee, Vice President of LG U+ 5G Strategy Unit.