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Press Release -- April 9th, 2013
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Huawei Successfully Completes World’s First Advanced Active Antenna System Trial with Deutsche Telekom in Germany

[Bonn, Germany, April 09, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communi- cations technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the successful completion of the world's first advanced LTE Active Antenna System (AAS) on an LTE trial network for Deutsche Telekom in Germany.

The AAS demonstrated active vertical beamforming based on unique, advanced Huawei technologies that allow for data throughput gains of up to 70%. AAS significantly improves network data throughput performance while modernizing whole radio site deployments.

In an era of transformation from a “Megabit Society” towards a “Gigabit Society,” mobile broadband (MBB) has redefined the way we communicate and live. Deutsche Telekom is constantly developing its network for the future demands of its MBB customers.

Deutsche Telekom has selected Huawei SingleRAN LTE as a solution to deploy a 1.8 GHz LTE network in several German cities. The world's first AAS LTE trial was based on Huawei's AAS solution, which improves user experience with respect to achievable download speeds.

Huawei's AAS solution integrates the active transceiver array with the passive antenna array to reduce cable loss and significantly simplify site engineering. The solution also takes full advantage of the spatial domain to boost radio access network capacity and coverage.

"This advanced LTE AAS trial in Germany is a key achievement in the LTE industry,"said Ying Weimin, Huawei President for GSM&UMTS&LTE Networks. "Deutsche Telekom is one of the most innovative operators in the world and we are proud of our strong partnership. We remain committed to being the best business partner to our customers around the world with innovations like AAS."

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