[Oslo, Norway, 11 January, 2011] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has been selected by TeliaSonera to expand and upgrade its GSM/HSPA+/LTE network throughout southern Norway. The enhanced network coverage will embrace Norway's largest cities and areas of high population, including expansion of the existing LTE network in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger.
TeliaSonera will implement Huawei's SingleRAN@Broad solution offering theoretical data speeds of 150 Mb/s. In addition, the 42 Mb/s HSPA+ network will be deployed and prepared for 84 Mb/s HSPA+. The project will start immediately and be finalized by the end of 2012. Once completed, the improved network will provide end users with improved quality of service and higher data speeds across the significantly increased coverage area.
"We are building a new world class mobile network in Norway with GSM, HSPA+ and LTE access to offer our customers an enormous coverage and speed improvement. We have selected Huawei to deliver the southern part of the Norwegian network based on their high quality technology and competitive total solution," said Claes Nycander, CTO and SVP of Mobility Services at TeliaSonera.
"Our expanded successful partnership with TeliaSonera on LTE demonstrates the flexibility of our SingleRAN@Broad solution as one of the best ways for operators to address the key mobile broadband challenges of bandwidth, capacity and cost," said Ying Weimin, President of LTE Product Line, Huawei. "Huawei is committed to be the optimal mobile broadband business partner for operators worldwide."
By adopting Huawei's SingleRAN@Broad solution, TeliaSonera will converge GSM, HSPA+ and LTE into a single network, simplifying structure, reducing costs and human resource requirements, realizing exceptional improvements in O&M efficiency. A new feature within Huawei's SingleRAN@Broad solution is the 5-band and 3-mode technology supporting 5 frequency bands and 3 standards in one cabinet. Using Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, spectrum can be dynamically assigned to any wireless standard, optimizing the use of available frequencies.
As a leading provider of end-to-end mobile broadband solutions, Huawei already partnered with TeliaSonera to deploy the world's first commercial LTE network in Norway.