5G technology thriving.
The recently concluded Pyeongchang Winter Olympics became the first large-scale "training ground" for 5G operations. If the PyeongMing Olympics make the global audience a preliminary understanding of the effect of its application, then the closing day MWC on the other side of the globe will be 5G to the climax.
Local time on February 26, MWC 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain. Interestingly, at last year's World Mobile Congress (MWC), AI was also a focal point of many manufacturers, this limelight seems to be preempted by 5G.
China Mobile announced at MWC that it will build the world's largest 5G trial network in 2018 and formally announced its 2018 5G pilot program - which will conduct field tests in five cities in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou and Wuhan. A city will build more than 100 5G base stations; it will also carry out 5G services and application demonstrations in 12 cities in Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen.
NB-IoT is the prelude and foundation of 5G commercial. In this conference's IOT Pavilion, China Mobile demonstrated a series of Internet of Things solutions. Among them, based on NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) intelligent solutions for urban lighting, according to time, light, traffic flow and other external sensing data automatically adjust the lighting program, but also to achieve remote switch lights, electricity data statistics, Fault alarm, real-time display of geographical location and other intelligent control. At present, the technology has been applied in many cities such as Guizhou and Gansu. The secondary energy-saving rate of the whole section of the road is over 23% and the inspection cost is reduced by 80%.
With the promotion of 5G and the Internet of Things, smart cities have transformed LED street lamp into internet of things nodes. Many giants have sharpened the sword, want to quickly seize the market. In addition to the operators mentioned above such as China Mobile, Huawei and ZTE have begun to hold the core discourse in the main equipment field that takes the lead in investment opportunities.
In fact, 5G requires a large number of micro base stations. CSC predicts that the total number of 5G macro base stations in the three major operators will reach 4 million and that of small and micro base stations will reach 6 million. "Pitch may be only 100 meters, and in crowded shopping district, the spacing is likely to be only 50 meters; these only shoebox-sized micro-base station can be integrated into the street lights, adsorbed to the ceiling and other corners." Insiders said. Due to the closer base station, street lights will undoubtedly become a very good choice for base station deployment.
At this MWC, Huawei presented Shuffle Site Street Light Base Station jointly designed by Schleider. Shuffle Site is based on the Schlad multipurpose LED light pole Shuffle and Huawei outdoor small base station integrated design. "Base Station + Light Pole", this street lamp base station not only reduces the TCO of the new site by 40%, reduces the deployment period of the new station from 6 months to 1 month, but also improves the user experience rate by 3 times. Which can help operators maximize the use of urban light pole resources to deploy small base stations to enhance mobile network coverage and capacity to help Belgium's smart city construction. In addition, the street lamp base also integrates WiFi, camera, advertising screen and other functions.
Clearly, Shuffle Site is an embedded 5G site that takes the lead in the evolution of the network for the future.
ZTE's "core cloud" strategy of the Internet of Things (IoT) was also demonstrated on this global platform. With the Shanghai World Expo as a model, the business applications of smart street lights, parking, well covers and air quality monitoring were all unveiled.
In addition, a number of international manufacturers such as Famous Lighting company, Feile Audio, Silver Spring Networks, Sensus, etc. have developed intelligent lighting solutions.
Famous Lighting company in the world has teamed up with American Tower, the nation's largest wireless infrastructure provider, to develop a smart light pole that integrates 4G / 5G base stations with streetlights to provide wireless operators the ability to access wireless networks and accelerate American Smart City Transformation. At this MWC, the two companies announced that Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, will be the first to deploy the smart pole.
Smart poles called Smart Fusion Poles may be installed on the city's coastal highways and beside bustling commercial areas, shops, cafes, restaurants. To meet the capacity needs of densely populated areas in the United States, Smart Fusion Pole provides the infrastructure needed for a wireless broadband connection and seamlessly integrates into the city landscape with an aesthetically designed energy-saving light pole.
The Smart Pole integrates LED street lights with hidden 4G and 5G cellular networks and the installed sensors can detect information such as traffic conditions, parking space and air quality. Smart Fusion Pole's integrated antennas support single-bar service for multiple mobile operators and are optimized for small cell deployments to help solve network challenges. In addition, its plug-and-play design provides convenience for next-generation 5G and IoT technologies.
The Taiwan factory also has Lite-On and other manufacturers active layout, through the placement of sensors and other smart street lights and other devices in series to integrate relevant city information. In addition, smart streetlamp projects such as the United States, India, the Middle East, Australia and many cities in China have been launched one after the other and will be expanded in 2018 all over the world.
As the core technology of future artificial intelligence and Internet of things, 5G is getting closer and closer to the date of formal commercial use. The industry predicts that our country is expected to achieve pre-commercialization of 5G communications by 2019 and large-scale formal commercialization of 5G communications by 2020. Beijing Economic Commission recently revealed that this year Beijing will conduct commercial pilot 5G. PyeongChang Winter Olympics, MWC as an opportunity, the global operators, equipment manufacturers, lighting manufacturers and other areas of investment in the field of 5G is likely to increase and accelerate the layout 5G. 2018 5G industry chain will usher in a number of development milestones, and is expected to enter the explosive growth period.
With the 5G feast brings, smart street lights will shine.