The goal of the Hello 5G Action Plan is to use the development of 5G to promote network intelligence, business ecology, and operational intelligence, and to create a 5G smart ecosystem, which will give new meaning to the transformation and upgrading of enterprises. At the same time, China Telecom also put forward four points: jointly promote the maturity of 5G standards; jointly build 5G intelligent networks; jointly innovate 5G application models; and jointly prosper the 5G terminal industry.
China Telecom Hello 5G Action Plan
In the speech, Yang Jie, Chairman of China Telecom, clearly conveyed that under the new situation, China Telecom adheres to the positioning of integrated intelligent information service operators, strengthens the transformation and upgrading strategy, and actively lays out the 5G ecosystem, giving the “three-five circle” New connotation. However, the 5G smart ecosystem involves standards and technology innovation, 5G network construction, 5G services and enabling platforms, 5G application scenarios, and 5G terminal development. China Telecom needs to work together to achieve 5G ecological prosperity. As a long-term partner of China Telecom and a leader in the 5G industry, Qualcomm is expected to play a key role in China Telecom's 5G deployment.
Ten years of cooperation, the 5G era will play a more important role
Qualcomm Chief Executive Steve Molenkov said at this year's Tianyi Intelligent Ecological Industry Summit Forum: "Qualcomm has been working with its Chinese partners over the past decade to accelerate the innovation of mobile technology in China. And has made many milestone achievements. Among them, we have carried out very important cooperation with China Telecom. "our collaboration began with CDMA, and was pleased to see that we expanded the scope of our collaboration to more recent areas."
Qualcomm CEO Steve Molenkov delivered keynote address
More specifically, the cooperation between China Telecom and Qualcomm began in 2008 with CDMA. At that time, China Telecom took the lead in proposing a “terminal-led” development strategy to promote the prosperity of the CDMA market. Then the first Tianyi mobile phone ordering conference came into being. The long-term close cooperation between the two parties has not only accelerated the innovation of mobile technology, but also achieved many achievements. For example, in 2009, the two sides jointly launched EV-DO service. In 2015, they jointly launched Tianyi 4G+ service and terminal. This year, China Telecom, Qualcomm and other 3GPP members Complete the first phase of the global 5G standard on time.
Of course, Qualcomm also works with many partners around the world. Steve Molenkov said Qualcomm has continued to drive the evolution and development of global mobile technology over the past three decades, and that the groundbreaking basic technology invented by Qualcomm has fundamentally changed the way the world connects, communicates and calculates.
Behind Qualcomm's leadership is more of a paying and forward-looking vision. We all know that 5G high-rate, large-connect, low-latency features allow us to implement many of our unexpected applications. However, the development of 5G faces many challenges. The first is the standard, which is different from the 4G era standard. The first one is different.CommercialThe 5G standard, which is the 5G NR standard SA solution, was not confirmed until the 80th TSG RAN meeting in June this year. This is a lot of difficulty for manufacturers who have begun to design and develop 5G products in the past few years. Secondly, the new 5G NR air interface at the technical level has spawned many basic wireless inventions, such as the more important OFDM parameter configuration through 2x subcarrier spacing extension; flexible, dynamic, independent TDD subframe design; advanced and flexible LDPC channel coding; advanced massive MIMO antenna technology; advanced spectrum sharing technology, but technological innovation also brings challenges such as millimeter wave and large-scale MIMO antenna design. Finally, there are a series of problems such as packaging and testing.
However, as one of the earliest industry giants in the world to deploy 5G communications, Qualcomm has already started 5G research and development work 10 years ago, and has led the development of 5G technology and standards. Therefore, we saw that Qualcomm released the world two years ago. The first 5G commercial baseband solution - the Xiaolong X50 5G modem. It is worth mentioning that the Xiaolong X50 can support the two most important 5G bands below 6GHz and millimeter wave, and can also support NSA (non-independent) and SA (independent) 5G networking modes, which support mobile phone manufacturers.Development5G phones for different countries and different 5G deployment models are especially important.
Obviously, Qualcomm has solved the important challenges faced by 5G, and has also become the first to introduce 5G baseband chips. Other manufacturers' 5G baseband chips will be released in 2017 and 2018. It is not difficult to see that in the 5G era where the challenge is more complicated and more severe, China Telecom, which is firmly reforming and upgrading, wants to better implement the Hello 5G action plan, and cooperation with Qualcomm will play a more important role.
5G is close at hand
The introduction of the X50 is just the beginning of Qualcomm solving 5 G challenges. Steve Molenkov said Qualcomm will continue to provide top-level 5G prototype systems and test platforms and support 5G early testing, outfield testing and deployment through the Celldragon X50 and its 5G RF front-end solution.
In the field of 5G terminals, Qualcomm announced the 5G pilot program at the beginning of this year, and cooperated with OEM partners to promote the commercialization of 5G smartphones in 2019. It is understood that 18 operators and 20 OEMs worldwide have announced 5G trials or terminal development based on the Xiaolong X50, including Xiaomi, OPPO and VIVO, which have recently achieved breakthroughs in 5G terminals and ranked among the top five in the world in terms of shipments. . The Qualcomm 5G mobile test platform was also in close contact with the Qualcomm booth at Tianyi Intelligent Eco Expo. In order to facilitate the comprehensive test, the test platform is also larger than the current smart phone, but it can be seen that it is very close to the commercial level. With the promotion of 5G commercial, Qualcomm is confident to meet the requirements of terminal equipment on the premise of meeting performance and power consumption requirements.
Qualcomm 5G mobile test platform
Steve Molenkov said at the fair that the next generation of Celldragon's flagship mobile platform, using a 7-nanometer process, is expected to be the first to be built for top mobile devices and support 5G smartphones. He also said that Qualcomm is working with China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Datang Telecom,HuaweiA number of leading Chinese operators, including ZTE, and network infrastructure equipment manufacturers have cooperated to conduct 5G interoperability testing, testing and demonstration to jointly promote China and global 5G development.
In early September, Qualcomm and Datang Mobile announced that the two parties completed the 5G new air interface interoperability test (IODT) in accordance with the third phase of the 5G technology R&D test released by the IMT-2020 (5G) promotion group. The 5G Phase III test, as the final phase of the 5G technology R&D test, will prepare for the 5G scale trial and pre-commercial development in 2019. Also in early September, Ericsson made the world's first 5G phone by partnering with Qualcomm using a smartphone-shaped mobile device. The first 5G phone was launched from Ericsson's laboratory in Kista, Sweden, using the 39GHz millimeter-wave spectrum and Ericsson's commercial 5G NR Air 5331 base station, as well as a test device using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and wireless sub-module. .
It can be said that with the joint efforts of chip manufacturers, terminal manufacturers, communication equipment manufacturers, operators, etc., 5G is already close at hand. At this time, the technical problems that plague 5G commercial applications are becoming less and less, but the application driving force cannot be ignored.
5G+AI is more worth looking forward to
Speaking about the outlook for the future, Steve Molenkov said a combination of AI and 5G would drive wireless edge innovation. This will be critical for driving more wireless connected intelligent terminals at wireless edges and everything. 5G will become a unified connectivity architecture for wireless edges with high capacity and consistent throughput. Low delay and high reliability features will support terminal implementation of perception, reasoning, and action. Similarly, terminal side and edge AI will play an important role in realizing 5 G potential.
Qualcomm is also supporting the rapid development of terminal-side AI with its large-scale technical invention. At the beginning of this year, Qualcomm announced the launch of the artificial intelligence engine AI Engine. The AI Engine consists of multiple hardware and software, which can accelerate the terminal side AI user experience in some Snapdragons. The implementation of the mobile platform, Qualcomm also integrated the artificial intelligence engine on the visual intelligence platform for the Internet of Things terminal.
The 10th Tianyi Intelligent Eco Expo Qualcomm Booth
In terms of AI ecological construction, Qualcomm and including Shangtang Technology, Defiance Technology,TencentA number of industrial eco-chain partners, including Netease and Baidu, have cooperated to realize and accelerate terminal-side AI applications by using artificial intelligence engine components. Qualcomm also cooperated with many smart phone manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Jiajia, vivo, OPPO, Nubia, Hammer and Black Shark to support them to accelerate the AI application by using the artificial intelligence engine on the Xiaolong mobile platform.
In addition, Steve Molenkov said Qualcomm is actively expanding the edge of wireless technology to extend the vast amount of innovation on smartphones. Spare no effort to develop a range of emerging technologies, including C-V2X, Cellular Internet of things 802.11ax, while creating excellent solutions for emerging intelligent terminals such as the PC, Smart Speaker that XR, is always connected to.
Among them, autonomous driving is a good direction for future 5G applications. Qualcomm not only actively drives C-V2X commercial, but also supports C-V2X direct communication (V2V, V2I, V2P) based on 3GPP Rel-14 specification, and released C-V2X. Commercial solution - Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset. Some phased results have also been achieved, including the completion of the first 3GPP Rel-14 C-V2X interoperability test supported by multi-chipset vendors with Datang Telecom, including the joint work of China Mobile Research Institute and China Mobile The network releases a roadside unit that complies with the Rel-14 C-V2X direct communication. In addition, during the Wuxi Fair this month, the Peugeot Citroen Group also used the two models equipped with the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset for a city-level C-V2X demonstration.
Finally, it is important to understand that 5G will have more possibilities, not only 5G+AI, 5G+ cars, 5G+VR/AR, but we are not in the 5G environment, and many applications are still unimaginable. As a leader in 5G technology and a promoter of commercial use, Qualcomm will undoubtedly become a key part that will bring us more possibilities for 5G.