As a feast for the global communications industry, MWC2016 was held as scheduled in Barcelona, Spain. This global feast has attracted more than 1,900 telecommunications industry chain companies from more than 220 countries around the world. In order to arouse attention and start the product's world reputation, on the eve of the opening of this year's MWC, terminal manufacturers have launched a series of big moves to release new products of the year, which can be said to have earned enough attention. However, as the vane of mobile communication, and even the stage for exploring the transformation and transformation of the communication industry, the terminal can only be regarded as an appetizer, and the exploration of evolutionary technologies such as 5G and IoT can be regarded as the feast of MWC2016.
Appetizers at MWC2016
In the MWC2016 event, the new terminal is very eye-catching. Samsung has brought new flagship smartphones Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge as scheduled.
These two phones still continue the dual-curved screen design, using Super AMOLED double-sided curved screens, but compared to S6 edge and other curved screen phones, S7 edge can add up to 9 modules on the side, and it can also identify the palm of the hand by the size of the side button The precise positioning of the size and the position of the palm makes the functional application more powerful.
Another South Korean manufacturer LG also brought a new product terminal. LG released the latest new product LG G5. The highlight of G5 is to support modular accessories. For modular mobile phones, Google has always advocated. It can be seen that LG at least agrees with the hardware product form and industry model described by Google before launching modular mobile phones. .
In addition to Korean manufacturers, domestic Huawei, ZTE, Gionee, Xiaomi, and LeEco have also released new products on MWC. The Huawei Matebook 2-in-1 notebook has attracted a lot of attention since its birth. But in my opinion, the Matebook, which starts at $699, has Macbook and Surface on the top, and two-in-one notebook markets such as Lenovo, Dell, and Acer on the bottom. No matter the specific parameter configuration or functional experience, Matebook has nothing to do. A place that is different, the advantage is not obvious, it is difficult to break through.
ZTE also released Spro Plus, a flat-panel projection two-in-one product based on the Windows operating system; Gionee’s big move is to release the latest product of the S series, Gionee S8. The release of the new terminals of Xiaomi and LeTV, which are opposing each other, will attract another wave of attention, and the scenes on stage will attract people to stop.
gluttonous meal in 5G
As the global stage of mobile communications, terminal manufacturers are after all only pioneers on the battlefield, and it is natural that Ericsson, Huawei, Cisco, ZTE, Nokia and other equipment manufacturers are really competing for the right to speak on the MWC2016 stage.
At MWC2015, equipment vendors are still advocating 5G concepts and technical paths, and this year’s MWC has been loaded with live ammunition, not only showing innovative research in the fields of 5G full-spectrum access, new air interface technology, and end-to-end network architecture, but also exhibiting 5G Prototype machine.
As the most direct beneficiaries and contractors of 5G networks, equipment vendors have benefited a lot from helping operators realize 5G commercial use as early as possible. Ericsson demonstrated 5G wireless base station prototypes, industrial 5G, remote haptic control, etc.; ZTE officially released the latest 5G high-frequency prototypes, demonstrating key technologies such as 10Gbps+ large traffic and beam-tracking, and launched with many operators Off-site 5G testing.
As for the official commercialization of 5G networks, the mainstream view is to smoothly evolve from 4G to 5G, including the current 5G prototypes for commercial use are all 4G evolution technologies. Huawei stated that 4.5G is a smooth evolution of 4G, and 4.5G is the only way to realize 5G. In order to make 4.5G network deployment more convenient, Huawei released a new GigaRadio series of products at MWC2016, which will support 60 cards in 2016 Large-scale commercial use of 4.5G networks.
"The 5G network deployment time will be much earlier than 2020, and Nokia will also start selling 5G network equipment in 2017." Nokia CEO Suri said at MWC2016 that 5G will become a reality sooner than expected. In 2018 or 2019, key 5G technical standards will formally take shape, but before that, operators will have to upgrade a large number of network equipment.
In addition, in order to face the future development of 5G, the traditional communications industry and vertical industries should transform from single-field innovation to cross-field collaborative innovation, so as to jointly expand 5G new markets, tap new applications, and meet the business opportunities brought by 5G. China Mobile Joining the first batch of 11 partners including Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, ZTE, Qualcomm, Keysight, etc., officially launched the China Mobile 5G Joint Innovation Center to promote the development of 5G. Shang Bing, chairman of China Mobile, said that in order to promote the 5G standard process and build a new ecological environment, China Mobile plans to conduct commercial product research and development trials and pilots in 2018, and strive to launch 5G network commercialization in 2020.