Saturday, November 7, 2015

3 Hong Kong Tests FDD+TDD and 4.5G with Huawei

Hutchison Telecommunications's 3 Hong Kong division has demonstrated an FDD+TDD and 4.5G(TDD+) network in conjunction with Huawei at last week's Global Mobile Broadband (MBB) Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.

The 4.5G(TDD+) solution includes features such as four component carrier (4CC) carrier aggregation (CA), large-scale 4X4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) multi-antenna technology and 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (256 QAM) to significantly boost network capacity and peak download rates.

For the demo, 3 Hong Kong paired FDD spectrum in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz band with TDD 2300 MHz spectrum via CA technology, and achieved record download speeds of 1Gbps by utilising 60MHz of spectrum to maximise bandwidth efficiency.

3 Hong Kong and Huawei will continue to innovate and bring new mobile technologies to Hong Kong. We plan to re-farm our 900 MHz and 2100 MHz spectrums for LTE network deployment in order to develop a 5CC LTE-A network, further boosting the peak download rate to around 1.3 Gbps. By combining the strengths of mobile, fixed and Wi-Fi networks, we work tirelessly to provide customers with an all-round mobile communication experience with smooth and stable LTE service, plus high-quality content and customer service,” stated Peter Wong, CEO and Group Managing Director of HTHKH.

3 Hong Kong also showcased a commercial smartphone compatible with FDD+TDD 3CC CA technology at a 4.5G(TDD+) demonstration took place in Causeway Bay, one of the world’s most complex wireless environments.

http://www.huawei.com/en/news/2015/10/3%20Hong%20Kong%20and%20Huawei%20demonstrate%20a

Huawei Completes Wireless Transport SDN PoC

Huawei participated in a multi-vendor Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept (PoC) with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in an event hosted last month by Telefonica and IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid.

Two demonstration cases were tested, which included capacity-driven air interface and flow-based shaping. The capacity-driven use case demonstrates a network's ability to adapt to traffic demand and to efficiently optimize wireless resources for a more energy efficient operation of the transport network. The flow-based shaping use case demonstrates the network's ability to adapt and respond to changing conditions such as the weather impacting wireless transport networks.

Huawei supplied its RTN900 microwave equipment with OpenFlow interface. Four other wireless transport vendors and one router vendor also joined in the PoC.

http://www.huawei.com

Anritsu Cites Wins for LTE-A 3 Carrier Aggregation (3CA) Carrier Acceptance Test

Anritsu announced support for LTE-A 3 Carrier Aggregation (3CA) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) requirements at two additional major North American carriers, building on the first announcement of 3CA support for a third carrier in September.

Anritsu said it is the first test manufacturer to provide 3CA support to three large North American carriers.

Anritsu is committed to developing test solutions for the entire mobile ecosystem so the benefits of LTE-A CA, including increased data rates, can be realized. This will help ensure consumers have the best customer experience for a multitude of data applications and use cases. The ME7834LA is part of our core wireless solutions portfolio designed to address the needs of operators, device makers, and chipset manufacturers," said Paul Innis, VP and General Manager of Anritsu America Sales Region.

http://www.anritsu.com

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