Huawei aims to change mobile paradigm with NearLink mobile network cards at MWC Shanghai June 26-28 2024

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It is rumoured that Huawei has NearLink (Star Flash) network cards plans at MWC Shanghai, a week after HDC 2024 conference for app developers on Huawei AI and OS technologies from HarmonyOS NEXT, Pangu 5.0 AI etc. Similar to 5G in OFDM and CP design, time domain and frequency domain scheduling particles, and adopts 5G Polar coding technology, thus bringing about sensitivity gain and anti-interference ability improvement. NearLink (Star Flash) technology enables infinite communication to achieve lower energy consumption, faster data transmission and lower transmission delay, while ensuring more stable and reliable wireless connection, wider signal coverage and larger networking scale, finally make the transmission “foolproof”.

SLB, comparable to Wi-Fi, aims for high bandwidth, large capacity, and high precision. SLB supports single-carrier/multi-carrier operations in the 5GHz unlicensed frequency. The narrowest single-carrier bandwidth is 20MHz, with support for 40/60/80/100/160/320MHz and modulation schemes including QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, and 1024QAM. SLB incorporates various technologies such as ultra-short frames, multi-point synchronization, bi-directional authentication, fast interference coordination, bi-directional authenticated encryption, and cross-layer scheduling optimization. It integrates a significant amount of 5G technologies, including support for asynchronous HARQ (Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request) similar to 5G, frequency domain scheduling design, frame structure, etc., to enhance communication performance.

Breaking Challenges with current 5G ecosystem from post-sanctions Pura 70 recovery era

All Huawei flagship phones starting from the 60 generation have 5G. They just don’t display it nor advertise it. This is believed to be used to circumvent US bans on Huawei promoting 5G technology. Despite rolling their own processors and despite owning many 5G patents, Huawei doesn’t own all of them, so without licensing from other patent owners which is banned by the US as they cannot pass ITU’s certification process thus has no rights using the 5G logo. Displaying 5G logo violates the trademark law. The new Chinese anti-sanction law allows for forcibly licensing of copyright and patents, in essence, sell me fairly or I rob it, but not for licensing trademarks. So in essence, it is a 5G phone marketed as a 4G one, but works in most 5G networks. No logo, just bars while at this speed. There is, however, a 4G logo and bars when in areas without 5G.

5.5G era with Mate 70 era and beyond

At the event, Huawei seems to have a plan to carry out a strategy for NearLink SLB with network devices that is comparable to WiFi network cards for all sorts of applications such as mobile communications, mobile internet, broadband connectivity, voice over IP over the internet in communications etc. That could change the paradigm of wireless connectivity and mobile connectivity with Huawei’s 5.5G and 6G future. With the construction of 5G private network, Huawei NearLink (Starflash) can help enterprises of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) sector quickly build their own 5G private network with network slicing infrastructure, achieving digitalization in various aspects such as production, office, and services. This helps bolster Huawei’s goals of 1+8+N internet of things strategy in the use of Internet of Things applications, where it can achieve remote monitoring and management of devices by connecting and managing them, improving their operational efficiency and security. Huawei Mate 70 that is coming this fall, is reported to have 5.5G support alongside the new next generation 5nm node, 64 bit core ARMv9 Kirin 9100 and Kirin X/10 PC class chip with the new HarmonyOS 5.0 with the NEXT base system with native telephony functions departure from AOSP EMUI/HarmonyOS era with their own Balong RF chipset returned in HiSilicon domain, and no longer dependent from a 3rd party Chinese RF supplier as it is with Pura 70 where in the past Maxscend Microelectronics and power-amplification modules from Beijing OnMicro Electronics, parts that are most commonly provided by US suppliers Skyworks Solutions and Qorvo, respectively during Mate 60 era.

In the future, there could be a strategy where you can order Huawei handsets on their store, their own offline stores with their carrier plan with this technology and even mobile carrier websites and offline stores, with carriers support Huawei’s Star Flash 5G/5.5G/6G SBA private network boxes. It will be their consortium with international consortiums bases across regions on the globe, like the open source global OpenHarmony base, software side. Independent and open standard, that is used for any OEM to use from network infrastructure suppliers Powered by OpenEuler server backend for virtual networks on those NearLink infrastructures that are providing next gen 5G, 5.5G and 6G networks to consumer mobile devices from carriers taking advantage of the infrastructure base with use of AI and IoT infrastructure. A more stronger and secured open standard that could counter US OpenRAN future for the IoT and AI ecosystem long term. That’s the long term hatchet plan.

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