China Unicom initiative with Huawei for smart super sensing

China Unicom initiative with Huawei for smart super sensing

China United Network Communications Group Co (China Unicom) and Huawei jointly launched the Promotion Initiative for Smart Super Sensing with partners, calling for more joint research, application innovation, and standardization in 5G integrated sensing and communications to build an ecosystem for the smart super sensing industry.


The firms have proposed three new visions — smart new vision, smart high uplink, and smart super sensing said a joint press release. To realize these visions, the two have carried out technological innovation, standard formulation, and extensive promotion and achieved valuable results, it said.

Smart super sensing breaks the limits of cellular networks, leveraging 5G’s strengths in multi-antenna technology and high bandwidth to enable high-precision sensing for low-altitude drones, transportation, and digital twins and speed up the industrial transformation towards intelligent operations, said the release.

By launching this initiative, they hope to work with customers and ecosystem partners to accelerate the technological innovation and business applications of smart super sensing, it said.

China Unicom aims to provide comprehensive 5G network services through co-construction and sharing and build a high-quality digital infrastructure and experimental R&D environments for innovations in cloud, networks, devices, edge, and applications while developing an industry ecosystem that encompasses a complete set of new technology application scenarios, said Mai Yanzhou, the deputy general manager of China Unicom.

Ma Hongbing, the general manager of China Unicom’s technology innovation division, shared his outlook on smart super sensing as a new direction for 5G-Advanced. “It will enable more application scenarios, which will drive the development of smart transportation, IoV, and drone management.”

With smart super sensing, low-altitude drones can better support low-altitude security and flight operation, it said.
Gan Bin, Vice President of Huawei Wireless Product Line, said smart super sensing — the most imaginative approach toward 5.5G — integrates sensing and communications to introduce new sensing capabilities into traditional wireless communications networks.

It supports the reconstruction and convergence of the physical world with the digital world and enables metaverse and intelligent connection of everything. Huawei will continue to work with industry partners to explore new scenarios and define new requirements to accelerate the development of the smart super sensing industry.

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