Huawei, Orange Spain test 3.5 GHz 5G in real-use environments

Málaga, April 24, 2019.- Huawei and Orange make their first mobile connection in Spain with a Huawei 5G smartphone in their pre-commercial 5G network in Andalusia, which represents an important milestone in the evolution of mobile networks in Spain, since a solution based on a commercial terminal and integrated with the Orange network is used. This experience will be shown tomorrow at the 5G Forum, held in Malaga.

The 5G smartphone to be used in this test is the Huawei Mate 20X, the first alternative 5G of the Asian company, which will be commercially available in Spain in the second half of 2019.

Thanks to the collaboration of Huawei, Orange will extend the 5G coverage to more radio nodes in Andalusia -in Malaga and Seville-, demonstrating new functionalities to fully exploit the 100 MHz with which it has in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band and simultaneous support in the Core of NSA (Non Stand Alone) and SA (Stand Alone), the two architectures that foresee the 5G standards.

"It is essential to learn from this new and disruptive technology, taking advantage, meanwhile, of the growth margin of our 4G network to offer our customers the best possible 5G network at the right time", explained Manuel Sánchez Malagón, Director of Orange Network Planning Spain.

For his part, Victor Qian, Director of the Orange account in Huawei Spain, said that "Huawei leads the commercial deployment of 5G networks globally, with more than 40 commercial contracts, more than 70,000 base stations supplied, and more smartphones Innovative, supported by the most powerful multi-mode 5G chipset on the market, the Balong 5000. Huawei has an important commitment to the development of Spanish telecommunications networks, and will bring all its technology and 5G experience to Orange's pre-commercial network In Andalucia. We are very proud of the trust that Orange has placed in Huawei, and we will continue collaborating to guarantee access to the most advanced 5G technology in the market. "

Orange and Huawei will continue to work closely with the local ecosystem of companies from different sectors of the economy, such as automotive, energy or audiovisual, as well as with local administrations and universities, to incorporate new use cases that demonstrate and validate the benefits 5G.

Translated from Spanish