Huawei showcases LTE Mobile broadband technology in South Africa

Huawei has embarked on a road show to showcase and demonstrate the firm’s latest Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technologies in broadband beginning from South Africa.

Huawei mobile broadband (MBB) is a unique end-to-end ALL-IP solution that will assist operators to increase their revenue, improve network bandwidth and subsequently save costs.  The SingleRAN LTE solution can help mobile subscribers with smart phones or smart devices such as tablets to access the internet at high speeds, making social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube faster and more enjoyable.

The in-process submarine cables and land fibre laying will address the previous bandwidth challenges that the country initially faced, making it possible for everyone to create, access and share information in a completely mobile networked anywhere, anytime with any device.

In recent years, Huawei has deployed the world’s first LTE commercial network in Oslo, Norway with TeliaSonera, achieving speeds f 96Mbps and a maximum rate of 100Mbps.  Locally, Huawei has deployed MBB solution for mainstream telecoms operators, which has increased their data revenue faster.

“Traditional network construction has strangled the profit potential of mobile broadband with high deployments costs and subsequently high tariffs. To curtail costs, operators require a enhanced spectrum efficiency, simplified network architecture and smart operation of the mobile broadband network.  Huawei MBB solutions aims to reduce operational costs for telecoms operators through an integrated network which can save the total cost of ownership though less investment on hardware, easy and fast deployment as well as simple maintenance”, said Peng Song, Huawei Africa’s chief operations officer in a release.

Huawei’s SingleRAN was designed to meet network convergence demand and is widely deployed across the world.  The solution enables customers to evolve their networks from GSM/ UMTS to LTE by upgrading software. It has also been successful in accommodating different wireless standards and enabling smooth future evolution.