Huawei and Du unveil smart villa powered by 5G-A

  • October 16, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

At last week’s Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Dubai, Huawei and UAE telco Du unveiled a demonstration villa as an archetype for future smart home living.

The 5G-Advanced (5G-A) villa is powered by a 10Gbit/s network.

In March this year, both entities signed an MoU on 5.5G centred on 5G-A technological innovation, application exploration, and ecosystem development. This villa is the first result from their joint innovation.

The villa is said to epitomise the seamless integration of technologies, offering a smart home experience enriched with applications such as naked-eye 3D and XR.

As consumers increasingly crave superior experiences, this inspires the evolution of content and applications, subsequently amplifying the demand on network capabilities. To satiate these growing needs, carriers find themselves compelled to amplify their home networks to 10Gbit/s.

“From the beginning of the 5G era, fixed wireless access [FWA] has been a transformative catalyst, empowering us to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our valued customers,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO of Du ( “As pioneers, we at Du are honoured to pave the way with such novel innovations. Our enduring partnership with Huawei has been fruitful consistently and, with the introduction of FWA, we are poised to redefine the boundaries of user experience, offering our subscribers unparalleled internet connectivity indoors.”

Li Peng, Huawei’s corporate senior vice president, added: “Today, Huawei is excited to launch the 5G-A powered villa as the home of the future. The showcase offers a first-hand look at the infinite possibilities that 5G-Advanced technology will bring to future homes and the better network experience that 5G-A will offer mobile users. It is the result of Du’s continuous pursuit of a better digital experience. This achievement is only the beginning. Moving forward, Huawei will continually support Du in its effort to build the best 5G networks, explore the commercial use of 5G-Advanced networks, while championing Du’s leadership in this transformative era.”

The villa sheds light on the potential that deterministic experience technology heralds for the households of tomorrow. Harnessing Huawei’s FWA, it illustrates how, in the 5G era, FWA became an operator’s powerhouse tool for rapid user expansion. As the world transitions to 5G-A and 5.5G, FWA promises better services.

Also at the forum, Yang Chaobin, president of ICT products at Huawei, launched LampSite X, a 5G indoor digital product that aims to help operators open up business space and move towards digital intelligence.

“LampSite X brings unrivalled 5.5G capabilities indoors for the first time to comprehensively upgrade indoor digitalisation,” said Yang. “Featuring the leanest design, simplest deployment and lowest energy consumption, it achieves 10Gbit/s experience and offers diverse capabilities, meeting consumer demands for a more premium indoor experience and realising more powerful digital productivity across various industries.”

Founded in 1987, Huawei ( is a Chinese provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices. It has 207,000 employees and operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.