Thursday, November 15, 2012

Huawei Confirms Role in Telcel's LTE Launch in Mexico

Huawei confirmed that América Móvil has deployed its LTE equipment in the network of Telcel Mexico.

Telcel is using Huawei's SingleRAN LTE solution to build a Heterogenous Network (HetNet), which will greatly enhance network spectrum utilization and end-user data transfer speeds.  During the launch ceremony earlier this month, Huawei's Ascend P1 smartphone and Huawei's LTE broadband modem E397 device were also displayed.

Telcel's initial rollout covers parts of nine cities, with plans to expand to 26 markets next year to reach 65% of the country's population.

Telcel's LTE service officially launched on 06-November-2012 in Mexico DF, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Querétaro, Puebla, Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana, Hermosillo and Mérida. Ericsson is the key LTE supplier for the Telcel network in Mexico.  Ericsson's contract covers deployment of RBS6000 base stations for LTE in multiple bands.  The deal also includes the Evolved Packet Core with Home Subscriber Server (HSS) for user data management and SGSN-MME as the mobility management entity that handles control signaling and traffic and can be used for all three generations of mobile data services. Ericsson will also deliver Operating Support Systems (OSS).