China Mobile Chengdu Industry Research Institute released the world’s first dedicated 5G communication product for drones-Hubble One, which will be mainly used for the communication link of drones and will be mass-produced early next year.
Hubble One is a product customized for drones. It mainly solves the problem of drone flight beyond visual range and air traffic control docking capabilities. At present, the main flight mode of UAVs is to fly within the line of sight, and the flying distance is within several kilometers. Chen Shengwei, head of the UAV-specific 5G communication product project team of the Chengdu Research Institute, said: “Hubble One enables small and medium-sized UAVs that are used frequently in daily use to fly beyond the visual range at low cost.”
In addition, in order to meet the mounting requirements of small and medium-sized UAVs, the module has a lightweight design, with an overall weight of 130 grams, which can meet the size and weight requirements of most UAVs in the industry. The product also integrates 5G multi-antenna design and supports different SA/NSA networking modes.
“In the future, we will use the 5G network as the core to integrate the three business streams of application, air traffic control, and flight control, so that drones integrated into the 5G network can achieve more precise control and provide reliable guarantee for drone low-altitude communication.” Said Su Yu, deputy dean of Chengyan Institute.
The implementation of these applications is inseparable from the popularization of 5G networks. At the National Industry and Informatization Work Conference held a few days ago, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated that it will steadily advance the construction of 5G networks, deepen co-construction and sharing, and strive to achieve coverage of all prefecture-level cities across the country by the end of 2020. 5G network.
Cao Zejun, vice president of Huawei China, said that China’s 5G construction is accelerating. Since the official launch of 5G commercial use on November 1, 126,000 5G base stations have been opened and 5G commercial use has been realized in 52 cities. It is estimated that by 2020, China will deploy more than 400,000 5G base stations.
With the official launch of 5G commercialization, new technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things will be more deeply integrated with 5G technology to promote the qualitative change of the industry and give birth to a new ecology of integration and mutual promotion. With the gradual coverage of 5G networks, more 5G technologies will gradually land, bringing more perceptible changes to our lives and work.