MWC17 news from Fira Gran Via, Day 1: 5G network slicing, scalable hetnets, 5G NR SnapDragons, pre-commercial 5G base stations, and live-translation earphones!
Huawei releases 5G network slicing router …
Huawei releases what it says is the industry’s first 5G network slicing router at MWC17 in Barcelona. It provides 50GE base station access and seamless compatibility with 100GE, and achieves physical isolation of port channels based on innovative Flexible Ethernet technology to provide differentiated SLA guarantee.
…And its SOC 2.0 5G core solution
Huawei also releases what it claims is the world’s first 5G core solution for commercial use cases, known as Service-Oriented Core 2.0 (SOC 2.0). The sequel to SOC 1.0 unveiled at MWC16, SOC 2.0 will demonstrate the commercial 5G capabilities of the solution.
Telefónica unveils cognitive platform to interact with customers
Telefónica has presented a cognitive platform called “AURA”, which it says will enable users to manage their digital experiences with the company and control the data generated by using Telefónica’s products and services in a transparent and secure manner. AURA will facilitate the discovery of new value-added propositions based on the insights of their data and will be available through multiple channels and devices.
ZTE releases pre-commercial mmWave/sub-6 GHZ 5G base stations
ZTE is releasing a full range of 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz pre-commercial base stations, and will be demonstrating a 5G mmWave base station achieving 50 Gbps peak rates at Mobile World Congress 2017. The range uses massive MIMO, beam tracking, beamforming and other key 5G technologies, meeting the 5G pre-commercial deployment requirements in various scenarios.
Qualcomm announces 5G NR Snapdragons
Qualcomm Technologies says it is expanding the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem family to include 5G NR multi-mode chipset solutions compliant with the 3GPP-based 5G NR global system. Supporting operation in the sub-6 GHz and multi-band mmWave spectrum, the new modems are designed to support both Non-Standalone (NSA) operation (where control signaling is sent over LTE), and Standalone (SA) operation (where all control signaling and user data are sent over 5G NR).
Mymanu Clik launches live-translation earphones
Mymanu Clik has launched earphones that perform live language translation. Users can converse with speakers of other languages, with the in-ear earphones translating any one of 37 languages into the wearer’s native tongue, in real time. The earbuds seamlessly with Apple and Android-based mobile devices, allowing users to make and receive phone calls and text at the touch of a finger and receive aural alerts. Mymanu Clik adds the sound quality is excellent for listening to music.