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Press Release -- February 19th, 2013
Source: Huawei
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Huawei to Debut Five-Band, Multi-Mode Network Antenna at Mobile World Congress 2013

Shenzhen, China, February 19, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced it will unveil a five-band, multi-mode network antenna at Mobile World Congress 2013. The network antenna is part of Huawei’s Single™ series of network antennas and is the industry’s first five-band network antenna capable of supporting ultra-broadband frequencies, while offering rapid LTE network deployment and excellent mobile broadband user experience.

The recent rapid worldwide development of LTE networks has led to the need to support more frequencies and a decrease in available tower and rooftop site space. Huawei’s five-band, multi-mode network antenna supports all LTE frequencies, which enables telecom operators to rapidly deploy networks, without needing new tower or rooftop sites.

Huawei’s five-band, multi-mode network antenna is compact, highly efficient and supports ultra-broadband frequencies. The antenna adopts an innovative “side-by-side” stacked transmitter design to achieve better performance gains and flexible MIMO configurations. The antenna also shares the same physical dimensions as standard triple-band network antennas.

The antenna supports a full range of spectrums from low frequencies (698 to 960 MHz) to high frequencies (1710 to 2690 MHz) with flexible MIMO configurations (2T2R/2T4R/4T4R/4T8R/8T8R). It is also the first antenna to support EasyRET, a solution for plug and play Remote-Electrical Tilt (RET). With EasyRET, all RET components are embedded inside the network antenna and connect via one cable to number of reduce connection nodes and improve reliability. EasyRET also realizes automated configurations and identifications to cut down on antenna operation workloads and man-made errors.

Zhou Taoyuan, Huawei President for Wireless Network Antenna and IBS Solutions, said: "Multi-band network antennas have become a key component of excellent LTE network deployment. Huawei remains focused on our customers’ mobile broadband challenges and needs and provides the best network antenna solutions to help customers achieve mobile broadband business success."

Huawei employs the world’s largest network antenna R&D team, with more than 300 employees working at five R&D centers in the US, Germany, Canada, as well as Shenzhen and Xi’an in China. As of 2012, Huawei deployed more than 1.25 million network antennas in more than 155 countries for more than 350 operators.

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