‘Future-proof MBB architecture’ of HetNet, made up of multi-layer networks, enables undifferentiated user experiences, claims company
Huawei, a information and communications technology (ICT) offerings provider, has unveiled its end-to-end HetNet (Heterogeneous Network) offering and its LTE capabilities at LTE Asia 2011.
The company said that at present, 20% of sites carry over 80% of total mobile broadband (MBB) traffic. With the proliferation of smart devices, over the next decade MBB traffic is expected to grow by over 500 times, which will result in MBB network bottlenecks, said Huawei.
It added that Huawei’s end-to-end HetNet offering is a "future-proof MBB architecture" made up of multi-layer networks that enable undifferentiated user experiences.
HetNet employs multi-layer coordination, eICIC (Inter-Cell Interference Coordination), and SON (Self Organising Network) technologies to improve the capacity of MBB networks up to five times, claimed Huawei.
The company said that HetNet is built on Huawei’s LTE Micro BTS (base transceiver station), which is easy to deploy without the need for site acquisition. In addition, Huawei’s LTE Micro BTS gets the full performance out of an LTE network by employing features such as extreme data rate (DL 150Mbps, UL 50Mbps on 20MHz band, 2*2MIMO) and integrated SON (self-configuration, self-optimisation, and self-maintenance), said the company.
Speaking at the conference, Huawei GSM/UMTS/LTE president Ying Weimin said Huawei has continually driven the development of LTE and operators now have the opportunity to leverage LTE’s improved performance and network coverage in order to build a more competitive MBB network.
Ying Weimin added, "As operators migrate to the advanced mobile infrastructure, they can take advantage of the surge of opportunities and challenges to drive LTE monetisation."
At the conference, Huawei’s end-to-end SingleRAN LTE offering was also unveiled along its component parts.
Huawei WiMAX/TDS/LTE president Deng Taihua said, "LTE TDD has already been commercially deployed by leading MBB operators, and it has proven to be a virtual gold mine for them. Huawei’s leading end-to-end LTE TDD solution, which includes SingleRAN LTE, can enable MBB operators to achieve business success."