5G, smart city, IT: diving in the Chinese Huawei showroom

From our special correspondent in Longgang (Shenzhen). The world to an appointment in this suburb infused highways and bristling with towering skyscrapers of offices and homes. This is in Longgang, 30 minutes drive north of downtown Shenzhen, stands the headquarters of Huawei, and one of its three centers of research and development (with Beijing and Shanghai).

city in the town, holed green campus is organized into 8 islands of buildings that also house the villas of the company’s leaders and training structures of the Chinese giant. Two other campuses
same type exist in Beijing and Shanghai. Of course, all this tour
bus. The area of ​​the entire two square kilometers, prohibits
slightest inclination hiking trip. Shuttles thus turns
every 10 minutes to transport personnel from one point to another

Huawei showroom Entrance. (Source:

And to the delight of many delegations that
follow each other in single file in two huge showroom with telecom activity, mobility and business of the company. Australia, Botswana, Pakistan; Customers and prospects will studious
press to examine, and why not
buy, that Huawei develops and expands to markets as
diverse as Africa, the Middle -. East or Europe

Hauwei earlier patents

Of the 50,000 employees of the site, we see that gardeners who tirelessly combing the grass lawns in search of imperfection that would obscure the visitor’s eye: everyone works in offices and workshops. This is not because they have requested and insisted, but lack of accessible laboratories, we simply visiting the demonstration areas that are home to telecom activities, mobility and business of the company.

Wall patents in the showroom of Huawei. (Source:

at the entrance of the showroom, a real wall of patents the tone:
from 5 employees to 170 . 000 in 30 years time is no longer the fringe delights Shanzhai for Huawei. The property
Intellectual is an asset of the company engaged in a competition
fierce global with specialists in this field, including IBM,
expert on the subject.

Opening and cooperation

However, the spirit of openness and cooperation with ecosystem members, two important values ​​of Shanzhai culture developed in the region of Shenzhen, continue to be claimed by Huawei. The company wishes to show all next to the “patent wall” that its development is designed in collaboration (win-win-win
(Sic)) with other market players. A hundred names
Global enterprises (including Atos Orange and French) are well

side product and solutions, future 5G antennas (which propel the from 2020
new communication protocol data on the most markets
mature) alongside technologies that seem strange in the eyes of the West.

The 5G space Huawei showroom covers a wide range of technologies. (Source:

Certainly the future
5G through the agglomeration of different sources
connectivity. Huawei’ve understood perfectly and offers on its
a large showroom area dedicated to different technologies
coexist under the umbrella 5G. In urban and dense environment
example, “small cell” should allow to increase the
connectivity or where it remains for delicate time.

4G Phone box. (Source:

But the Chinese giant is also interested in other telecommunications markets. Where such 4G is required
while the wire does not exist, public phone booth can
complete offer of mobile operators. Hence this demonstration
phone box connected to the 4G network.

More exotic still, Huawei is working on ultra-mobility communication networks and thus offers unrestricted creation of 4G telecommunications network systems.

facilities to create an autonomous 4G network. (Source:

This equipment
allow for example to rapidly deploy a communications network
4G autonomous on an area devoid of communication infrastructure.
Enough to ensure the communication of emergency services in the event of
natural disasters or armed forces engaged in conflict.

Moreover, the supply of telecommunications to the police, meeting under the convenient label of “Safe City”, is a major focus of Huawei catalog.

control Center urban telecommunication devices. (Source:

Check the public space and “make the city safer”

vehicles, public spaces, individuals, no barrier
technology seems today to stand up to the will of
create safer cities and free from danger. Depending of
laws at work in different markets, the company offers
solutions that track assets and people in spaces
from public and private control centers for example.

This work also involves optimizing the terminals. Transmitters / receivers for initially hardened to Tetra networks can now use the 4G to the police
can shoot and send live images to
analysis and decision making.

intelligent lighting system. (Source:

Who said connected city also said necessarily Internet of Things. And again Huawei wants to show its ability to be at the forefront of technology. The showroom so full of presence sensors for light, temperature, or humidity. These sensors are designed to meet the information collected on IoT Gateways to push intelligent public lighting uses but also home automation.

Sensors used by home automation systems in a logical Internet of Things. (Source:

The showroom presents as such a management console in the form of a giant screen
positioned under a coffee table. This console allows for example to watch a
automatic video recording made by a CCTV camera following a detected motion
in one or more parts of the house. But also to change the brightness and color of the lighting in the house.

The company is more comfortable to deal with all elements of the collection chain and analysis of information from the Internet of Things that now defines itself as a company “end-to-end” of the sensor for the analysis and exploitation of data, Huawei is everywhere.

Copies of watches connected Huawei. (Source:

device side, for example, the showroom is heavily smartphones and tablets course, but what brand it is mainly models of diversity connected watches offered in Andoid. No doubt the future of mobility lies in this form factor for the Chinese giant, despite the current hesitation in the market.

Huawei big placed on the IT market

At the other end of the value chain, the activity of Huawei enterprise IT has only 4 years of activity. But a whole and particularly exhaustive showroom is devoted to offering the Chinese actor. that sector. The offer goes through example by modular data centers which contain all that is necessary for the proper functioning of a corporate data center.

copy of demonstration (but functional!) modular data center. (Source:

For the
convergence between IT and telecommunications is Huawei
the opportunity to position itself as a player which includes
issues of both worlds, and offers original solutions.
Fusionsphere example is presented as a “cloud OS” wrought on
OpenStack can handle all types of cloud (public, hybrid,
private) to currently more than 800 customers and support 400

In another example, the storage server NAS ‘Big Data’ OceanStor 9000 offers scalability from 3 to
288 nodes for a flow rate of 400 GB / s and a total memory capacity
100 petabyte. And always in a logic of diversification of its business, Huawei has just introduced its first
x86 server for critical applications. Named “KunLun” the
Machine limits the rate of unavailability within 3 minutes per year
Huawei provides.

control system for industrial robots. (Source:

Finally, the future of Chinese industry through the robot. It’s not that the Huawei said, but the government expects this tool to develop the expertise of the countries within 10 years. Huawei proposes tools for control and programming of industrial robots on this future market. A partnership with the German Kuka has recently been signed to this effect.

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