Shenzhen, China, June 21, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the successful commercial deployment of its User Connection Boost solution for UMTS HSPA+ in Portugal and Canada. The solution doubles the number of user connections in a single UMTS cell, and its successful commercial deployment marks an industry milestone for continuing UMTS HSPA+ evolution.
UMTS continues to develop as the prime network standard for mobile broadband voice and data services. It continues to evolve broadly by offering an increasing number of connections per cell as well as uplink and downlink peak rate enhancements with improved dual-carrier and high-order modulation technologies. By the second half of 2012, 134 operators in 70 countries completed commercial DC-HSDPA deployment and can now offer services for increasingly popular DC-HSDPA-capable terminals.
User Connection Boost enhances bearer and radio resource sharing efficiency to greatly enhance number of simultaneously connected users. It also extends user terminal battery life, all without affecting user experience. To do so, the solution utilizes software-deployable algorithms for CPC (Continuous Packet Connectivity), E-FACH (Enhanced Forward Access Channel) and E-RACH (Enhanced Random Access Channel).
As of 2013 Q1, Huawei has deployed a total of 273 commercial UMTS networks in 126 countries. User Connection Boost is a part of Huawei’s SoftMobile suite of solutions that builds upon the successful foundation of SingleRAN amid industry movement away from voice-and-text, pure-pipe services to an era of data diversity and new vertical market revenue streams. SoftMobile provides ocean-like broadband, orchestration and on-demand network features to leverage the creation of new mobile broadband business models.