Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ITC) solutions provider, launched the innovative Air Plan Access Unit (AAU) solution at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC). The solution employs world-leading RF technologies and greatly improves RF module integration to effectively improve network capacity by 85%, helping operators provide a better mobile broadband (MBB) user experience.
Widespread adoption and usage of an increasing diversity of MBB applications requires a rapidly expanding mobile network capacity. Site space, however, has become scarce as operators have traditionally sought to deploy more network equipment to strengthen network capacity. Efficiently utilizing existing site resources to further enhance network capacity without increasing site CAPEX and OPEX has become a concern for operators looking to provide a better MBB user experience with multi-band, multi-RAT networks.
Huawei's AAU solution supports two different frequency bands using only one radio unit with an integrated antenna; it features two times more integration than industry-standard AAU solutions. With Huawei AAU, operators can smoothly evolve their networks to HSPA, LTE and LTE-A without adding new radio units or antennas; the number of required modules for site construction is decreased by 75%.
Huawei's AAU RF module product is the only AAU product in the industry to support 4×4 MIMO and beam forming to effectively enhance capacity by 85%. A single AAU module supports a reliably strong and consistent 1 Gb/s throughput.
Leading European operators have deployed Huawei's AAU solution and have verified its top performance and commercial viability for enhancing network capacity of 85%.
Yin Weimin, President of Huawei's GSM, UMTS and LTE Product Line, said: "80% of MBB traffic is processed by only 20% of network sites in hotspots. Huawei's AAU solution helps operators simplify hotspot site construction while greatly enhancing MBB network capacity. With AAU, operators can solve long-term demands for growing capacity requirements."