Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Deutsche Telekom Tests Huawei's LTE Active Antenna System

Deutsche Telekom has tested Huawei's advanced LTE Active Antenna System (AAS) on an LTE trial network in Germany.

Huawei described the trial as the first of its kind because the AAS used active vertical beamforming for data throughput gains of up to 70%. Huawei's AAS solution integrates the active transceiver array with the passive antenna array to reduce cable loss and significantly simplify site engineering. The solution also takes full advantage of the spatial domain to boost radio access network capacity and coverage.

Deutsche Telekom has selected Huawei SingleRAN LTE as a solution to deploy a 1.8 GHz LTE network in several German cities. The world's first AAS LTE trial was based on Huawei's AAS solution, which improves user experience with respect to achievable download speeds.

"This advanced LTE AAS trial in Germany is a key achievement in the LTE industry,"said Ying Weimin, Huawei President for GSM&UMTS&LTE Networks. "Deutsche Telekom is one of the most innovative operators in the world and we are proud of our strong partnership. We remain committed to being the best business partner to our customers around the world with innovations like AAS."


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