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While other major tech brands like Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Intel have already cut ties with Huawei due to alleged security reasons, the Asian company is leading the race to install the majority of 5G network infrastructure in Peru.
Huawei started doing 5G trials alongside Entel’s network back in March. Last week, though, things got serious with the inclusion of Claro, the telecom giant owned by Carlos Slim. The trials were performed under the NSA standards (Non-Stand Alone) with FWA (Fixed Wireless Access).
At its peak point, the download speed reached around 3 Gbps, even faster than previous test trials.
The performances and live demonstrations prove that the technology is ready for implementation, according to Huawei Peru’s Vice-President, Xiaofan Chen. To be precise, this new generation will increase download speeds to between 1 to 10 Gbps compared to current fiber optic cable limitations.
Latency will also go down. Moreover, Peruvians may soon be able to download an entire TV series or movies in seconds.
As previously mentioned, the Internet of Things will certainly enhance itself after the introduction of this new technology. If all goes as planned, it will enable up to one million devices to be connected in a kilometer square, or 100 devices per meter square.
Huawei has made its interest in Latin America quite evident. Recently, the corporation also announced that it will invest over US$100 million in improving Chile’s internet infrastructure.