[Hannover and Essen, Germany, June 26, 2021] The winners of the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award were announced. Huawei's BladeAAU Pro won both of the two prestigious design awards for its excellent design. It is the only base station product that was feted with both of the awards, showing that Huawei's industrial design and equipment engineering capabilities as well as the overall strengths of products are recognized in the industry.
BladeAAU integrates active and passive modules into a single box to ensure a high integration while also providing a powerful performance, enabling operators to deploy 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies on a single pole. Since the launch of its first generation in 2019, it has become the first choice of global operators for network construction in single-pole scenarios.
Unveiled in October 2020, BladeAAU Pro is a new-generation product of this series. It takes both integration and performance to new heights.
- Improved active antennas with channels increased from 32 to 64 to provide higher capacity.
- Improved passive antennas with port specifications further upgraded to empower all-band deployments in the future.
- Improved performance but with the same dimensions, and support for both split and integrated installation to ensure flexibility in adapting to various scenarios.
BladeAAU series has been put into large-scale commercial use in many countries. For example, it has helped operators in Switzerland simplify site acquisition and quickly deploy 5G networks. In China, it has helped operators expand wireless coverage and improve 5G user experience by supporting an increased mounting height.
As commented by the judges, the Blade AAU Pro can be installed easily and flexibly and can be maintained with just one tool. Moreover, the clear design impresses with a well-thought-out color scheme.
Ma Hongbo, President of Huawei's SingleRAN Product Line of Wireless Networks, said: "Winning both the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award shows that Huawei's simplified design concept is recognized in the industry. This also reflects Huawei's expertise in engineering design and technological innovation of base stations. Huawei will continue to innovate toward enabling operators to quickly and cost-effectively deploy high-quality 5G networks."