[Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 14, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, recently gave a keynote address at the 2013 LTE World Summit in Amsterdam that touched on the company’s “No-Edge LTE” strategy for opening up high-growth markets. Ying Weimin, President of Huawei GSM, UMTS and LTE Wireless Networks, delivered the speech explaining how operators can deliver a seamless service experience with efficient, sustainable and profitable mobile broadband (MBB) networks. He also stated that fifth generation (“5G”) wireless networks would emerge by 2020.
During his keynote address, Mr. Ying shared Huawei’s insights into three MBB trends: mobile video traffic will constitute 80% of all MBB traffic by 2018 and will be a more than $30 billion USD market; in the near future, mobile business will gradually expand into vertical market sectors like automotive, healthcare, consumer electronics, transportation, education and public safety; and the number of smart terminals will surpass the world’s population by 2020.
Elaborating on Huawei’s concept of delivering “No-Edge Networks,” Mr. Ying said: “One of the biggest challenges is how to provide a consistent and seamless service experience. No-Edge Networks utilize various LTE, LTE-Advanced and other innovative forward-looking technologies [like CA Omni and SRC] that allow users to enjoy high-speed MBB services anytime and anywhere.”
Huawei’s CA Omni solution (Omnipresent Carrier Aggregation) maximizes utilization of spectrum resources and existing operator assets for anywhere, anytime MBB coverage. CA Omni is deployable with Huawei’s SRC hardware platform solution (Single Radio Controller) for centralized cell resource coordination.
Commenting on the coming emergence of 5G networks by 2020, Mr. Ying said: “5G technologies will allow every person to access the wireless network at a speed of 10 Gb/s, or 100 times faster than the fastest mobile device on the market today.”
Huawei’s solutions for LTE are a part of the company’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 MBB business models.
By May 2013, Huawei had won more than 180 commercial LTE network contracts and deployed 85 commercial LTE networks worldwide. With a global business footprint on six continents, Huawei LTE covers more than 80 capitals and nine top global financial centers.