Sichuan Mobile, Huawei launch 5G in Chengdu

Sichuan Mobile and Huawei have launched a multi-dimensional 5G network in Chengdu, aimed at transforming the city into one of the world’s foremost hi-tech cities.

The solution will leverage Sichuan Mobile’s strengths in site resources, and use Huawei’s leading 5G all-scenario products and solutions, such as macro sites, pole sites, and digital indoor systems.

The 5G network will build a three-layer multi-dimensional network architecture to deliver continuous coverage throughout the city. The architecture consists of the basic coverage capacity layer, capacity experience layer, and indoor coverage layer for high-value scenarios.

First, the basic coverage capacity layer provides continuous coverage and capacity and is used to support general outdoor services.

Second, the capacity experience layer (middle-layer network) is a network built on poles and other simple sites to unleash capacity for specific situations to deliver a consistent network experience. This network is mainly deployed on the edge of macro sites or in heavy-traffic areas, such as roads, high rises, residential communities, tourist attractions, or for large events.

And third, the indoor coverage layer is a network that targets high-value indoor situations including traffic hubs, shopping malls, hospitals, hotels, office buildings, and campuses. This layer absorbs data traffic generated indoors and delivers better user experiences.

Since the beginning of this year, the two companies have launched 5G capacity in a numbers of areas in Chengdu, including the Southern Zone of the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Taikoo Li, Tianfu Software Park, Chengdu Panda Base, Metro Line 10, Waldorf Astoria, Kuanzhai Alley, and Dujiangyan.