[Bangkok, Thailand, February 6th, 2015]: Huawei, Qualcomm and Thailand AIS, successfully tested the 3-Carrier High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (3C-HSDPA) and the Dual-Carrier High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (DC-HSUPA) on a commercial network in Bangkok. The peak rate of the 3G network increased to 63 Mbps (Downlink) and 11Mbps (Uplink). Thailand AIS has become the first mobile operator to successfully test the world’s fastest 3G technology in Southeast Asia.
Using the Huawei’s latest RAN16 software release and a smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset, this test included a live trial in the Ari district of Bangkok. The results showed a 50% increase in the downlink rate when using 3C-HSDPA compared to the DC-HSDPA.
As the leading operator in Thailand, AIS is committed to providing its customers with the best user experience. Considering the 4G license limitation and overwhelming MBB requirements, maximizing the existing 3G spectrum becomes a primary concern. Both the 3C-HSDPA and DC-HSUPA can support simultaneous transmissions on several carriers for a single user, which can greatly enhance carrier collaboration and maximize the utility of existing wireless resources.
Huawei has supported China Unicom, Turkcell, AIS and other innovative operators in the successful completion of live 3C-HSDPA and DC-HSUPA trials. Together and with the cooperation of partners in the industry chain, we hope to elevate the 3G network into the multi carrier era in order to provide a better MBB experience for the 1.7 billion 3G users in the world.