The MWC comes back to life as the first days go by and the corridors of the Fira de Barcelona fill up again as usual. Despite the fact that the area of stands is around 80% occupied, according to the data offered by the organization, the reality is far from this percentage. A brief walk through the pavilions is enough to prove it.
If anything has been discussed in this edition, apart from devices, it has been about 5G. According to the GSMA, these types of connections will exceed 1000M in 2022 and 2000M in 2025. This unprecedented growth represents the fastest generational rollout for the mobile industry compared to 3G and 4G.
“5G accounts for a much larger share than global 3G or 4G mobile connections. The rollout has been driven by factors including innovative plans, video streaming services, increased 5G phone sales and network coverage expansions,” said Alex Sinclair, GSMA Chief Technology Officer.
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The company has assisted the mobile with an unprecedented deployment to show its technological leadership and its status as a reference partner for the digital transformation of companies and Public Administrations.
With 5G as the central axis, the Group has exhibited the solutions and possibilities offered by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Edge Computing, Big Data, Blockchain or Cloud, as well as the gains in efficiency, security and sustainability that its use provides to businesses and households.
In addition, it has focused on the much-known Metaverse with the announcement of collaboration with Meta, in order to jointly expand and explore new ways to drive connectivity and technology innovation in this field. “The collaboration agreement seeks to empower the community of creators to unlock the development of new use cases,” they point out from the company.
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Fujitsu Private 5G Network
Another of the novelties that this year’s edition brings comes from Fujitsu with its technological commitment to consolidate a new hyperconnected world through its private E5G network. This network is based on a solution that offers speeds of up to 20 Gbps, latencies of milliseconds or coverage to thousands of devices in a secure manner.
The E5G private network offers:
- Asset traceability
- Remote support and training
- Centralized dashboard
- biometric identification
Huawei and Omio partnership
Omio and Huawei have also used the MWC to publicize their collaboration, which represents both the organization’s belief in agreements between countries, and the importance of digitization to offer user-centric products.
MWC22: 5G networks, Metaverse and Sustainability
Omio’s technology will be available on all Huawei devices, which means that Omio’s unique search API has been integrated into Petal Search and Petal Maps, allowing users to easily discover and compare multimodal transport options – train , bus, plane and ferry – in a comfortable way before being redirected to the company’s platform, where they can book their tickets.
“We believe in making the travel experience as easy as possible for the end consumer, and we are delighted to partner with Huawei so that millions of travelers can seamlessly search and compare multimodal trips that suit their needs. For Omnio collaborations are a really important aspect, that’s why we try to partner with other organizations that share our belief in digital solutions to drive the recovery of the tourism sector, “says Julian Persaud, commercial director of Omio.
For his part, William Tian, president of Huawei Consumer Business Group Europe explains that, “after a significant period of time, traveling has become a reality again. As a result, Huawei has partnered with Omio to offer various transportation options for Petal Search and Maps users to get the most out of their travel experiences.”
Restructuring of the technological paradigm
For his part, Guo Ping, Huawei’s rotating president took advantage of the mobile to talk about the plan that the company has created with a view to continuing with its globalization strategy and increasing its strategic investment in foundational biotechnologies.
Forecasts indicate that more than 50% of global GDP will be digitized by 2022. As the global digital economy develops rapidly, the demand for digital products and services has exceeded expectations.
Guo explained that the industry must explore new theories and architectures to reshape the technological paradigm and achieve digital sustainability. Therefore, Huawei adheres to a “More bits, Less watts” strategy. In addition to enhancing its core digital capabilities, Huawei is committed to making its products 2.7 times more energy efficient through advances in areas such as theory, materials, and algorithms.
Thanks to these kinds of advances, the ICT industry can help other industries reduce their own carbon footprint. In fact, this reduction will be 10 times greater than the carbon footprint of the ICT industry itself. In addition, the company has listed three key points to consider:
- Huawei is increasing strategic investment in foundational technologies to reshape the technology paradigm
- Synergies between software and hardware are the way to go
- Huawei is the company with the most complete set of ICT capabilities in the digital industry