Huawei announced today at a London event the release of the Super Blade Site solution, a 5G kit that can be customized with remote radio units, active antenna units and a baseband unit.
The new solution is part of Huawei's "Simplified 5G" deployment strategy announced today at a pre-MWC 2019 briefing in London. Huawei believes that network simplification, automation, and business simplification will become the development direction of mobile networks in the future.
For site deployment, Huawei releases the Super Blade Site solution. Traditional sites face the challenges of large footprint, expensive rental, high energy consumption, and complex O&M. In addition to resolving these issues, this new solution makes full use of existing site resources and improves site deployment efficiency. The footprint required by blade sites is zero, which reduces operators' dependency on basic resources. This enables fast 5G deployment and decreases site TCO.
The outdoor baseband unit is component based so operators can assemble a solution with remote radio units, power supplies and batteries to reduce difficulties around site acquisition and speed the deployment of new hardware for 5G, according to Huawei.
“5G will witness unprecedented rapid deployment,” Peter Zhou, CMO of Huawei’s wireless solution division, said in a statement. “Huawei is dedicated to taking complexity and creating simplicity. We are eager to make 5G deployment efficient and convenient through systematic innovation, help 5G enter the fast track.”
Huawei said the Super Blade Site solution will be especially for operators that need to deploy sites in dense urban environments and high-speed railways that have limited space available for network infrastructure.
Huawei plans to showcase its Super Blade Site solution and other products at MWC Barcelona next week.
At the meeting, Huawei also released a series of solutions for autonomous driving mobile networks, including the MBB Automation Engine (MAE) and base stations with powerful computing capability. As the brain of mobile networks, the MAE enables a shift from network element-oriented O&M to scenario-oriented O&M, and from simple network management to the convergence of network management and control. The base stations, featuring powerful computing capability and accurate network management, continuously improves network performance and facilitates autonomous driving of mobile networks.