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Press Release -- September 15th, 2011
Source: Huawei

Huawei Partners with Aero2 to Launch World’s First LTE TDD/FDD Commercial Network

[Shenzhen, China, 15 September]: 2011: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced a new partnership with Aero2, Poland’s leading mobile broadband operator, to launch the world’s first LTE TDD/FDD converged commercial telecommunications network.

Leveraging Huawei’s innovative SingleRAN LTE solution, the LTE TDD/FDD network will be the fastest mobile network in Poland, boosting high-speed mobile internet access with downlink data speeds of 134Mb/s and uplink speeds of 124.8Mb/s.

“We are thrilled to partner with Huawei on a further breakthrough in network deployment by launching the world’s first LTE TDD/FDD network, which will enhance user experience with improved data speeds and create a more compact and efficient network infrastructure,” said Adam Kuriański, President of Aero2. “Using Huawei’s technology, we plan to expand TDD/FDD network coverage to 25 percent of the population and bring mobile broadband services to over 200 urban and rural communities in Poland by the end of 2012.”

“As the global ICT ecosystem continues to converge and evolve, global operators are seeking new ways to make their networks more flexible, more efficient and more effective in providing subscribers with cutting-edge mobile data experiences,” said Deng Taihua, President of WiMAX/TDS/LTE, Huawei. “Huawei is pleased to partner with Aero2 to take modern mobile broadband to the next level. This is part of our commitment to offer the best network infrastructure and the latest technology to operators worldwide as we continue to drive the future of mobile telecommunications together.”

The LTE TDD/FDD network launch marks another milestone in Huawei’s partnership with Aero2. In May 2011, Huawei and Aero2 successfully deployed the world’s first LTE TDD commercial network – a collaboration that received the 2011 Global Telecommunications Business (GTB) Innovation award for “Wireless network infrastructure innovation” for improving mobile broadband coverage and contributing to the elimination of the “digital divide.”

As of 2011 Q2, Huawei has deployed over 130 SingleRAN commercial networks, which are capable of evolving into LTE, of which more than 40 operators have announced the launch or the imminent launch of LTE services.

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