5G for Europe

Pushing the boundaries in mobile technology research

Experts predict a 1 000-fold increase in the demand for wireless capacity over the next decade. The IoT will be connecting some 100 billion devices by 2025, generating a sharp increase in mobile broadband demand.

Huawei is a driving force in developing 5G wireless technologies with and for Europe. It is investing a tremendous R&D effort in 5G research and innovation and aims to turn this investment into technological progress for Europe thanks to an open and collaborative approach.

Milestones

2020
Infrastructure ready for full 5G roll-out worldwide
2019
World Radio Congress to confirm main 5G standards
2017
Huawei and Deutsche Telekom Showcase End-to-End 5G Network Slicing at MWC
2016
Outdoor field trial by Huawei and Vodafone achieves 20 Gbps for single user MIMO
2015
Large-scale 5G test beds involving Huawei launched in Munich, Germany, and Surrey, UK
2015
European 5G Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) launched on 1 July
2014
Huawei announces it plans to launch 5G with MegaFon at 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia
2013
Huawei announces USD 600 million 5G research investment globally by 2018
2012
Huawei demonstrates first 5G prototype base stations with 50 Gbps capacity at MWC
2009
Huawei begins researching 5G mobile technologies