Huawei said in a statement that the so-called MH5000 module is
based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it launched in January.
"Based on this chip, Huawei has developed the world's first 5G
car module with high speed and high quality," it said.
It launched the module at the Shanghai Autoshow, which began
last week and runs until Thursday.
"As an important communication product for future intelligent
car transportation, this 5G car module will promote the
automotive industry to move towards the 5G era," Huawei said.
It said the module will aid its plans to start commercializing
5G network technology for the automotive sector in the second
half of this year.
Huawei has in recent years been testing technology for
intelligent connected cars in Chinese cities such as Shanghai,
Shenzhen and Wuxi and has signed cooperation deals with a swathe
of car makers including FAW, Dongfeng and Changan.
The company, which is also the world's biggest telecoms
equipment maker, is striving to lead the global race for
next-generation 5G networks but has come under increasing
scrutiny from Washington which alleges that its equipment could
be used for espionage. Huawei has repeatedly denied the
(Reporting by Yilei Sun in Beijing and Brenda Goh in Shanghai;
Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
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