LTE technology can build more competitive MBB networks
[Singapore, 20 September 2011]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it successfully showcased its end-to-end HetNet (Heterogeneous Network) solution and its LTE capabilities at LTE Asia 2011, a leading LTE conference held recently in Singapore.
Currently, 20 percent of sites carry over 80 percent of total mobile broadband (MBB) traffic. With the proliferation of smart devices, over the next decade MBB traffic is expected to grow by over 500 times, which will result in MBB network bottlenecks.
Huawei's end-to-end HetNet solution is a future-proof MBB architecture made up of multi-layer networks that enable undifferentiated user experiences. HetNet employs the cutting-edge technologies of multi-layer coordination, eICIC (Inter-Cell Interference Coordination), and SON (Self Organizing Network) to improve the capacity of MBB networks up to five times.
HetNet is made possible by Huawei's world-leading LTE Micro BTS (base transceiver station), which is easy to deploy without the need for site acquisition. In addition, Huawei's LTE Micro BTS gets the full performance out of an LTE network by employing features such as extreme data rate (DL 150Mbps, UL 50Mbps on 20MHz band, 2*2MIMO) and integrated SON (self-configuration, self-optimization, and self-maintenance).
At the two-day conference, Ying Weimin, President of GSM/UMTS/LTE, Huawei, said, "Huawei has continually driven the development of LTE and operators now have the opportunity to leverage LTE's improved performance and network coverage in order to build a more competitive MBB network. As operators migrate to the advanced mobile infrastructure, they can take advantage of the surge of opportunities and challenges to drive LTE monetization."
At the conference, Huawei's industry-leading end-to-end SingleRAN LTE solution was also unveiled along its component parts, including a SingleRAN LTE FDD/TDD solution, a SingleRAN WiMAX/LTE solution, SingleEPC, SingleOSS and various other devices.
Deng Taihua, President of WiMAX/TDS/LTE, Huawei, said, "LTE TDD has already been commercially deployed by leading MBB operators, and it has proven to be a virtual gold mine for them. Huawei's leading end-to-end LTE TDD solution, which includes SingleRAN LTE, can enable MBB operators to achieve business success."
As of the second quarter of 2011, Huawei has deployed over 130 SingleRAN networks which have the ability to evolve to LTE. Over 40 of the operators involved in these deployments have either already announced LTE launches or have committed to future launches. According to the "Evolution to LTE" report released by GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) in July, there are currently 24 active commercial LTE networks that have been launched globally and of these, 12 are using Huawei's end-to-end SingleRAN LTE solution.