Huawei Completes World’s First LTE-A Uplink CoMP Trial on Multiple Commercial LTE Networks

Huawei announced that it has successfully conducted the world’s first LTE-A uplink coordinated multi-point (CoMP) trial on several commercial LTE networks in Europe and Asia.

The world’s first LTE uplink CoMP field trial demonstrates the capability of Huawei’s No-Edge Network concept in enabling the best mobile broadband experience in terms of achievable download speeds. The results showed that uplink CoMP can effectively double data rates at cell edges for a single user, improving network performance in terms of coverage, spectrum efficiency and throughput.

At the 2012 Mobile World Congress, Huawei held demonstrations for the world’s first LTE-A inter-band carrier aggregation (CA) and heterogeneous networks (HetNet), an example of Huawei’s position as a pioneer for LTE and LTE-A technological innovation. Huawei’s strategy for LTE and LTE-A is focused on the development of efficient, sustainable and profitable mobile broadband networks that bring people an improved service experience.

“This is a key milestone for the LTE industry,” said Ying Weimin, Huawei President for GSM/UMTS/LTE Networks. “Our No-Edge Network concept utilizes various LTE, LTE-A and innovative future-oriented technologies to realize ultra-broadband, zero-waiting and ubiquitous connectivity. This results in an enhanced experience and brings users the benefits of speed, quality and simplicity.”

To date, Huawei has secured over 100 commercial LTE/EPC contracts and has launched 45 commercial LTE networks with leading operators worldwide, more than any other network infrastructure provider. With a global business footprint on all five continents, Huawei is driving the development and commercialization of LTE worldwide.

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