The latest solution will enable download speeds of up to 56Mb/s through a software upgrade
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced plans to launch a 56Mb/s HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) commercial solution in 2010. Huawei' s latest solution will enable operators to offer download speeds that is twice what is available today.
The 56Mb/s HSPA+ solution featuring multi-carrier and MIMO (multiple-input-multiple-output) technologies was successfully demonstrated in Beijing at P&T/Wireless & Networks Comm China 2009.
"Advances in mobile broadband, particularly record breaking data speeds and capacity of HSPA networks, have had a profound impact on the telecom industry and demonstrate the enormous potential of UMTS/HSPA,"said Wan Biao, President of Wireless, Huawei. "This 56Mb/s HSPA+ solution will enable operators to maintain their industry leading positions and provide consumers with an evermore attractive mobile broadband experience."
This industry-leading solution allows operators currently using Huawei' s fourth generation and 38xx series base stations to smoothly evolve their legacy networks to 56Mb/s HSPA+ networks via software upgrades alone, and deploy leading edge networks at significant cost savings that ultimately protect their long term investment.
As a leading provider of end-to-end mobile broadband solutions, Huawei has deployed over 10 commercial HSPA+ network contracts, as of August 2009. In Asia Pacific, Huawei has deployed a commercial 28Mb/s HSPA+ network, and, along with leading operators including Japan EMOBILE, Singapore StarHub, Vodafone Turkey and Hong Kong PCCW, Huawei has launched five commercial HSPA+ networks which support downlink speeds of up to 21Mb/s.