Huawei Balong 5000 and Datang Complete 5G NR Interoperability and Development Testing
Recently, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. collaborates with Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd. on 5G NR Interoperability and Development Testing (IODT) in 3.5 GHz band and 2.6GHz band based on 3GPP Release 15 specifications by using Balong 5000, dedicated to accelerating the commercial deployment of NR in 2019. This is the first batch of interoperability testing between 5G commercial base stations and terminal manufacturers from different factories in China.
The testing utilized 3GPP 5G NR spec. compliant base stations from Datang Mobile and user equipment (UE) from Huawei, Balong 5000 5G terminal chip to be exactly. Testing covers Standalone Network(SA) and Non-Standalone Network(NSA) scenarios. The used specification is the NR specification of September, 2018, which implements new frame structures, new coding, new waveforms, and synchronization mechanisms.
Today, for the End-to-end testing, the throughput of Downlink (4 layers, 256QAM) exceeds 1.6Gbps. The throughput of Uplink (1 layer, 64QAM) is around 140Mbps. Also, Huawei and Datang implemented mobility capability testing including handover between inter-cell and so on.
Balong 5000 is an industry-leading 5G multi-mode chipset, which is the world's first to support both standalone (SA, 5G independent networking) and non-standalone (NSA, 5G network deployment on the basis of LTE) networking modes, accelerating 5G industry development and maturity. Balong 5000 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks on a single chip and ultra-fast 5G rate in the industry. It achieves 4.6 Gbps in the Sub-6GHz frequency bands, twice the industry average. It also achieves 6.5 Gbps in the mmWave frequency bands and 7.5Gbps if plus LTE dual connection, 10 times faster than top 4G LTE speeds on the market today. This brings an ultra-fast 5G network experience and provides superior connections for more 5G network applications. In addition, Balong 5000 is the world's first chipset to support Sub-6GHz 100 MHz x 2CC bandwidth, meeting carriers' diverse networking requirements and maximizing usage of carriers' spectrum resources. The chipset is the first in the industry to support NR TDD and FDD full spectrum, helping carriers effectively utilize frequency band resources and stabilizing the mobile connection experience of device users.
Huawei and Datang complete the 5G NR IODT based on 3GPP Release 15 specifications, achieving interconnection between base station and user equipment. And relevant test cases have been passed for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These make a positive contribution to 5G industry, which means 5G industry is more and more mature. Huawei and Datang Mobile will take firm steps on 5G NR commercial deployments in 2019.