[Hebei, China, August 5, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, together with China Mobile, today announced the successful deployment of the world’s first LTE TDD 8T8R Active Antenna Unit (AAU) in Hebei, China. The newly improved AAU simplifies installation and has improved the cell edge download rate by 55% in field tests.
Huawei’s AAU series integrates the antenna unit and the remote radio unit (RRU) in one box, removing the need for operators to install two units separately. This improved installation efficiency reduces ongoing maintenance costs and the level of site space required.
Huawei AAU products are now available globally for LTE TDD-enabled operators. For LTE FDD-enabled operators, Huawei has successfully deployed its AAU solution in over 10 countries including the UK, Germany, Singapore, and Russia.
China Mobile, the leading LTE TDD operator, was the first to deploy Huawei’s LTE TDD AAU with a total of 10,000 Huawei 4T4R AAU units in 2013. Once 8T8R AAU was rolled out, China Mobile adopted this solution in Hebei province and plans a large scale deployment in the near future.
In 2014, LTE has seen increased deployment both across China and globally. As of 2014 H1, Huawei has signed more than 300 commercial LTE contracts and deployed over 140 commercial LTE networks. Huawei’s highly integrated AAU products will further support global operators in bringing excellent mobile broadband experiences to people around the world.