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Press Release -- November 10th, 2011
Source: Huawei
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Huawei Launches Radio Cellular Access Network Convergent WLAN Solution

[Shenzhen, China, 10 November, 2011]: Huawei , a leading global information and communication technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched its industry leading convergent WLAN (Wireless Local Area Networks) solution. This solution can support cellular and WiFi, improve network capacity, enhance end users' network experiences and help operators to decrease TCO (total cost of ownership).

With the boom of mobile technologies and smart devices, subscribers' requirements for data services are increasing rapidly. Operators are looking for larger volumes of capacity to ease the pressure high data traffic puts on their network.

As operators' best business partner, Huawei launched the convergent WLAN solution to help them achieve this goal. The solution offers seamless coverage in hot and blind spots using WiFi technology deployment to improve network capacity. Through its convergence feature, the solution can support WiFi technology based on an operator's current radio access network. This can save on total operation costs through easy site acquisition and fast WiFi deployment, enhancing O&M (operation and maintenance) efficiency by integrated authentication and account management. Especially in some indoor areas such as offices, coffee rooms, airports and so on, by adopting Huawei's convergent WLAN solution, operators can provide subscribers with consistent and high speed mobile broadband services.

David Wang, President of Wireless Network, Huawei said:" In the next decade, we will see the data traffic explosion increasing over 500 times. To effectively improve network capacity with lower cost, Huawei provides the convergent WLAN solution for global operators. We have confidence that this solution can release the pressure from network capacity considerations and consolidate operators' market status in the MBB (Mobile Broadband) era."

The convergent WLAN solution forms one element of Huawei's Small Cell solution. In October, Huawei's Small Cell solution was honored with the award for “Best New Network Infrastructure Solution" in the Chicago 4G World 2011.

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