Huawei tests first 5G base station via drone

Huawei has recently completed the first 5G base station emergency communication test via drone, it covered 6.5KM when flying at 200m altitude. The test was conducted in Xiong’an New District, Hebei Province, and the feasibility of the scheme was fully verified using a tethered drone + 5G high-altitude base station.

This test is the first case in the world to cover the drone with a 5G communication system, verifying the feasibility and implementation of the 5G high-altitude base station solution, and providing a better emergency communications solution for future earthquake relief work.

While testing, it uses Huawei’s 4 / 5G dual-mode BOOKRRU + custom omnidirectional antenna, which is smaller in size, lighter in weight, and easy to carry.

Before start, the test near-point achieved the effect of signal strength -68dBm, uplink rate of 100Mbps, and downlink rate of 600Mbps. When flying at a high altitude of 200m, the endurance lasts 4 hours, and the maximum coverage is 6.5km.

According to the Japan smartphone internal product providers, Huawei and ZTE have the most orders for 5G base stations, and demand is mainly from Chinese operators. He predicts that Huawei may sell 100 million 5G-enabled smartphones in China alone this year.

Huawei also participated in 5G trials in India. I“5G trials will be done with all vendors and operators,” telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Monday. “We have taken an in-principle decision to give 5G spectrum for trials.” On being asked specifically about Huawei, Prasad said that at this stage, all vendors are invited.

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