Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Huawei opens LTE lab in North America

PLANO, USA: Huawei has announced the opening of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) laboratory located in Richardson, Texas.

Operators and industry partners in North America are now able to further explore the potential of LTE technology and experience Huawei's latest LTE solutions.

Initially established with prototype equipment in fall of 2008, the facility has been upgraded to fully support commercial product releases for North America. The lab recently implemented Huawei’s first commercial LTE solution release targeted at operators in the United States and Canada.

Additionally, local R&D teams are now able to work more closely with North American operators to rigorously test LTE systems before delivery.

"It is a key step forward in our readiness to support customers launching LTE in the United States and Canada with local facilities and resources," said Carl Liu, Executive Vice President of Huawei North America.

"Building on the LTE field trial we did in AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum in the US last year, we are very pleased to be able to offer the latest in LTE multi-band technology as carriers partner with Huawei to deliver advanced mobile broadband services."

The state-of-the-art lab is equipped with Huawei's SingleRAN DBS3900 eNodeB, USN 9810 unified service node, UGW 9811 unified gateway, M2000 element management system and the latest versions of commercial software.

Huawei's industry-leading SingleRAN solution incorporates software-defined radio technology to support CDMA/LTE and UMTS/LTE dual-mode operation, which Huawei first demonstrated in AWS spectrum at CTIA Wireless 2008.

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