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Huawei Win Awards In Multiple Domains At MWC19

March 21, 2019

6 Min Read

By Huawei Technologies Ltd.

Mobile World Congress 2019 may be over for this year, but innovation never stops.

In recognition of our contribution to the ICT industry, GSMA ranked Huawei best-in-class in six categories of the GLOMO (Global Mobile) awards at MWC19.

Involving a range of partnerships and tech innovations from the handheld to the city-wide, let’s take a closer look at the tech behind the wins.

The Solutions 

  1. 5G Uplink and Downlink Decoupling

  2. 5G Fixed Wireless Access

  3. C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle to Everything)

  4. eLTE for Smart City deployment

  5. Mate 20 Pro

  6. Mate X


Category 1: Mobile Technology

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough: Huawei 5G RAN Innovation (UL/DL Decoupling)

Huawei’s UL/DL technology separates the uplink and downlink on different bands in the co-site deployment scenario of 5G New Radio and LTE. This is crucial because 5G C-band (4 to 8 GHz) can severely limit uplink coverage compared to downlink coverage as a result of the higher bands and large power differences between sites and terminals. User experience is therefore negatively affected.

Huawei’s UL/DL decoupling solution:

  • Dynamically allocates spectrum resources at the TTI (Transmission Time Interval) level to cut the impact on LTE performance by less than 10%.

  • Improves C-band coverage and user experience by using LTE/4G bands to carry 5G uplink data.

  • Enables the same coverage in the C-Band and 1.8 GHz co-site deployment scenario, potentially maximizing the reach of 5G in C-band.

  • Improves user experience and reduces the number of new sites required.

  • Meets targets for 4G/5G co-site co-coverage and reduces the cost of integrated network construction.

  • Accelerates the deployment of 5G services.

Click the link to read more about 5G spectrum.

What the judges said

“Several benefits originate from this innovation – it demonstrates a good way of lowering the cost of 5G deployment and increasing capacity and coverage, especially with the reuse of existing hardware, and existing along with new spectrum.”

Category 2: Consumer

Best Mobile Operator Service for Consumers: The Sunrise 5G FWA Service

Under Sunrise’s “5G for People” strategy, the 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solution deployed by the operator and Huawei in Switzerland delivers mobile Internet to rural areas that lack fiber infrastructure. Combined with Customer Premise Equipment (CPEs), which subscribers can easily install themselves, no complex engineering is required at the customer end.

Huawei’s end-to-end solution includes 5G core, bearers, sites, and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).

  • December 2017: Sunrise launched its 5G trial network, setting a new world record in single-user throughput on 5G C-band using Huawei’s E2E 5G solutions.

  • In June 2018: the partners built the first commercial 5G site in Switzerland, turning 5G from concept to reality in six months.

  • By April 2019: the network will cover 150 areas in Switzerland, providing FWA services for the first batch of individual and enterprise users at a rate of 1 Gbps.

Click the link for more information about 5G WTTx.

What the judges said

“This solution shows the potential for 5G as an alternative to fiber in providing high-speed fixed broadband in sparsely populated areas. A very strong use case for 5G services, targeting a rural need with a highly scalable proposition.”

Category 3: Fourth Industrial Revolution

3d. Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive: Huawei & partners launch the first city-wide C-2VX deployment in China


City view of Wuxi in Jiangsu province, China

Built on an LTE-4G network in 2018, this city-level C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) network in Wuxi represents the world’s first E2E commercial solution scale deployment to demonstrate a range of C-V2X use cases.

Comprising RSUs and T-Boxes integrated with HiSilicon chips, the network provides high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-reliability communications for V2X scenarios, including vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, and vehicle to pedestrian, enabling a much better traffic flow and safer rides. The network:

  • Spans 240 intersections, the railway station, airport, and some major highways.

  • Covers most of the city area of around 170 km²

  • Covers 10,000 vehicles, including ambulances, delivery trucks, and taxis, with C-V2X devices, and is expected to cover 100,000 vehicles.

  • Enables a series of road safety applications for V2X-capable vehicles like warnings for roadworks, blind spots, and the proximity of emergency vehicles.

Take a look at the linked interactive map view and short videos showing the use cases.


What the judges said

“Cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) communication will ease congestion, improve traffic flow and make roads safer for all to use. A key barrier for emerging technology in automotive is regulation and time needed for testing and evaluation. While some deliberate over V2X technology, the success and scalability of this entry has led to wider deployment approval.”

Category 3: Fourth Industrial Revolution

3g. Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities: Huawei & Gaoqing Government’s Smart City Initiative

Over a period of two years, Huawei has helped construct an eLTE network covering Gaoqing, a city of 360,000 in China’s Shandong province. A convergent solution, the network integrates voice, video, data, and IoT services and:

  • Comprises 60 eLTE base stations covering 831 km

  • Connects terminals and sensors to supports a range of services, including city management, public safety, telemedicine, environmental monitoring (including water-level sensors on street corners).

  • Provides a platform for big data analytics.

  • Provides a reference for developing medium-sized smart cities that similar cities can emulate: Huawei  and Gaoqing government have jointly built a smart city showcase site that delivers a replicable and scalable construction model.

Learn more about Huawei’s smart city solutions.

What the judges said

“Connectivity, and 5G in particular, is set to change the urban landscape in the next 10 years. The organization of cities and its populations will be a hallmark of how we live, move, and interact in our societies. We are delighted that this award showcases some of these early and important innovations that show the early successes of this work.”

Category 4: Device

4a Best Smartphone (Judges’ Choice): Huawei Mate 20 Pro 

The Mate 20 Pro is a powerhouse of a device that delivers flagship performance. Some spec highlights are as follows:

  • The Kirin 980 emerged as the worlds first 7 nm mobile AI chipset

  • The Leica triple camera includes the Leica 20 MP ultra wide angle lens for outstanding snaps.

  • 4,300 mAh of battery power keeps the Mate 20 Pro powered for the long-haul.

  • Huawei SuperCharge and Wireless Reverse Charging offers super-fast and  convenient charging

  • 3D face unlock and the in-screen fingerprint sensor keep the device fully secure.

Don’t miss the full introduction to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

What the judges said

“An overwhelming winner among our panel of leading industry experts, the fantastic cameras, stabilization, and battery life among other features on this device are a real testament to this company’s efforts to become a leading smartphone player.”

Category 4: Device

4c. Best New Connected Mobile Device @ MWC 2019: Huawei Mate X

A definite crowd-pleaser at MWC19, the Huawei Mate X is taking smartphones into new territory. Watch this video of Huawei KOL and Cendol Technologies CEO & Founder Arnold Aranez introducing the device at MWC19.

Click the link for more details about the Huawei Mate X.

What the judges said

“It has been one of the most exciting and keenly contested years in for Best New Connected Mobile Device at MWC 2019 as can be seen in the shortlist. In a group of standout devices, the judges felt that Huawei Mate X showed more innovation and helped move the smartphone category into a new era. The combination of a folding screen and the inclusion of 5G impressed the judges in a very closely fought award.”

Going Forward

Six awards, multiple domains, and many partnerships. But it doesn’t end there. Huawei is committed to building a better connected, intelligent world for everyone, everywhere – a commitment we formalized at MWC19 with our digital inclusion initiative, Tech4ALL. Watch this space for more tech news.


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