Chinese tech company,Huawei, has predicted that over 60 commercial 4.5G networks will be deployed worldwide in 2016 as the mobile network technology becomes increasingly mature and standardised.
Huawei Technologies said that 2016, as the initial year of global large-scale commercialisation of 4.5G, will commence a “golden five-year period” of the 4.5G technology towards the year of 2020.
In a keynote speech, Ryan Ding, Executive Director and President of Products & Solutions, says “4.5G as defined by Huawei consists of three cores: ‘Gbps’ provides users with instantaneously delivered services; ‘Experience 4.0’ makes HD audios and videos accessible from anywhere; and ‘Connection+’ will open up a new world of ubiquitous connectivity. “Based on new terminals, new services and new experiences currently available, 4.5G will deliver a larger bandwidth, shorter time delay and more extensive connections.”
Speaking of the value of 4.5G to global telecoms operators, Ding says “4.5G is the natural evolution of 4G and necessary transition to the 5G. It can effectively protect operators’ investments and enable them to provide faster services and better user experience on the basis of existing infrastructures. In 2016, which marks the beginning of the global large-scale commercialisation of 4.5, Huawei remains committed to helping global operators tap into and create new business opportunities and broaden the market potential.”