China Telecom to Build 5G Joint Innovation Platform

Updated:2017/5/3 16:11

China Telecom has carried out systematic experimental verification of 5G key technologies recently concerning large-scale antenna, network architecture, multi-network integration & MEC, Yang Fengyi, vice director of Technology Innovation Center of China Telecom said at the 5G & Future Network Strategy Workshop.

The company hopes to complete some pre-commercial network by 2019 and launch 5G in 2020.

The company has announced the "Three Clouds" 5G network architecture in 2014 - its 5G network aims at modular and software network functions based on NFV and SDN.

The core concepts of the "Three Clouds" have been accepted by 3GPP under the propelling of China Telecom and IMT2020, and the "Service Based" network architecture is being developed.

Mr. Yang noted that China Telecom has 5G open laboratories in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.

The Chinese telecom giant expects itself to finish network architecture, key technology research and concept verification, propose the technical program of evolution to 5G, conduct lab and field tests of part of the key technologies in 2016-2018. Its pre-commercial 5G network is estimated to be built in 2019, and launched in 2020.

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