Huawei unveils world’s first 5G commercial modem

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Chinese telecom gear firm Huawei has unveiled world’s first commercial 5G modem with claim that it can deliver peak speed of over 2,000 megabit per second on next generation network. “Huawei Balong 5G01 is world’s first 3GPP 5G commercial chipset with peak rate of 2.3 GBPS (gigabit per second),” Huawei CEO, Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu said while unveiling the new technology.

In India Reliance Jio has been delivering wireless broadband with peak average download speed of around 21 mbps and fixed broadband service provider Spectra claims to be delivering speed of up to 1GBPS (or 1024 mbps).

Yu said Huawei is collaborating with 30 operators, including Vodafone, globally to deploy product based on this chipset. The company unveiled world’s first 5G CPE (consumer premise equipment or router) with the promise of delivering broadband speed of up to 2 Gbps on 5G network. The CPE will also support 4G network, as per the details shared by Yu. The announcement assumes significance for India, which is looking to highlight readiness for 5G and is working on spectrum auction plan to support 5G.


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