In his keynote speech at MWC 2024, Huawei’s Li Peng highlighted 5.5G as crucial for supporting a connected and intelligent economy

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 29, 2024

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Huawei’s Li Pengi highlighted 5.5G as crucial
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Huawei's corporate senior vice president said 5.5G will be a “key step” in the path to an intelligent world, speaking at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona this week.

In his keynote speech, Li Peng spoke about the new and emerging opportunities set to shape the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

"We're rapidly approaching an intelligent world," said Li. "As the demands on networks have increased, 5.5G has become a key step on the path to the intelligent world.

“5.5G is expected to enter commercial use in 2024. So, let's build today's networks for tomorrow's applications to advance the intelligent world."

Our increasingly connected world is driving demand for higher network requirements, such as uplink ultra-broadband and real-time broadband communication. According to Peng, this demand has caused the rapid evolution of 5.5G, which will only become more in demand as we shift to an intelligent economy.

“By 2030, the intelligent economy is expected to be worth more than $18.8 trillion, bringing a new wave of opportunities for the industry,” Peng said.

The rise of AI-enabled products was also highlighted as driving demand for reliable and secure connectivity, and digitalization tools. 

Huawei also announced the launch of a full suite of 5.5G products, along with what it said is the industry's first Telecom Foundation Model. 

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According to Huawei, this model will help carriers maximize network value, especially in areas like guaranteed network experience and automated operations and maintenance tasks. 

“As evolving network technology continues to redefine information and value streams, and unleashes the power of ubiquitous connectivity, we will soon find ourselves in a fully intelligent world,” Peng said.

Peng concluded by calling on the industry to embrace 5.5G and build a solid ICT foundation for a more prosperous intelligent world.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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