Huawei HiCampus aims to redefine campus network experience

Packed with 5G, AI, Wi-Fi 6, Huawei’s latest HiCampus designed to boost campus network experience

Huawei has unveiled its HiCampus solution globally. Powered by Huawei’s 5G, optical transmission, and AI technologies, the solution provides enterprises with fully wireless access, optical connections, and intelligent services across their entire campuses.

Designed to help enterprises build next-generation networks, Huawei intends to deliver improved user experience, lower power consumption, and faster service innovation through this launch.

Explaining about HiCampus, Qiu Heng, President of Global Marketing, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said, “Huawei has released the HiCampus solution globally to significantly improve the campus network experience. This is achieved through innovative capabilities including the 5G-powered AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 which enables fully wireless access across campuses; the Campus OptiX solution which delivers fully optical campus connections; and AI and the Horizon Digital Platform that allow fully intelligent campus O&M and services. HiCampus demonstrates Huawei’s leading advantages in 5G, optical transmission and AI technologies. The solution enables users to benefit from an always-on 100Mbps Wi-Fi network anytime, anywhere within a campus, and it lowers overall network power consumption by 30% while improving collaboration efficiency by 30%. This will greatly accelerate the digital transformation of enterprise campuses.” 

It is revealed that the AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 series products, powered by Huawei 5G technology, achieve 10 Gbit/s, 10ms latency, and 20% larger coverage radius compared to the industry standard, achieving high-quality, fully wireless access across campuses.

Huawei is launching a total of 10 new Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (AP) in 3 series (AirEngine 8700, AirEngine 6700, and AirEngine 5700), covering various indoor and outdoor scenarios. The flagship product AirEngine 8760 leverages the 6T16R 5G technology and 160 MHz bandwidth to increase the air interface rate up to 10.75 Gbit/s, which is twice the industry’s standard performance. The Smart Antenna powered by 5G technology allows Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 to achieve 20% larger coverage radius and 100% greater (same location) signal strength compared with the industry standard. 

To enable enterprises’ critical operations to access the Wi-Fi network, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 series products use Huawei’s SmartRadio uplink application acceleration technology (another key component of Huawei’s 5G products) to achieve ultra-low latency within 10ms, which is 50% lower than the industry standard, guaranteeing an optimal network experience for mission-critical services. By leveraging SmartRadio’s exclusive lossless roaming technologies, the solution ensures zero packet loss during key service roaming and a 100% roaming success rate to prevent campus service interruption. 

Leveraging 5G technology, Huawei says that its AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 is more than just another AP. It guarantees Wi-Fi 6 continuous networking at scale, enabling users to benefit from an unprecedented, always-on 100Mbps Wi-Fi network at any time and from anywhere within a campus. 

According to Heng, to support future campus scenarios, technologies such as voice recognition, facial recognition, image recognition, autonomous driving, big data mining, and knowledge graphs will be integrated into campus management and operations. This will require data convergence, IT-OT system convergence, service convergence, and on-demand service innovation enablement. The Horizon Digital Platform for campuses integrates 10 new technologies, including AI, big data, and IoT, and provides hundreds of services covering business assets, integration, and data assets accumulated from successful customer practices. This greatly improves service innovation speed and campus operational efficiency. A proven solution, the Horizon Digital Platform improves collaboration efficiency by 30%, increases management efficiency by 30%, and lowers overall power consumption by 10%.

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