Huawei LTE solution in spotlight for UK roadshow

Huawei Technologies, a provider of next generation telecoms network solutions for operators, has announced the arrival of its software defined radio (SDR)-based SingleRAN/LTE truck in the UK.

The roadshow hits the UK from today, 2 March, to 13 March. Customers will be able to experience Huawei’s long term evolution (LTE) demonstration and more simplified network deployments using the Huawei SingleRAN solution.

Informa recently forecast that the number of UMTS and HSPA subscribers is likely to grow to nearly 1.4 billion by 2012. Different kinds of technology systems including GSM, UMTS, HSPA and LTE will coexist in the long term, said Huawei. The company went on to state that all operators should consider parallel investments and multiplied O&M costs for at least two networks at the same time, which brings high investment costs while trying to launch new services and ensure smooth network evolution.

Samuel Sun, managing director of Huawei UK, said: “The development of mobile telecommunications has reached a new stage where network convergence and smooth evolution to future networks is a necessary requirement for operators. UK operators are considering the LTE deployment in the near future. SingleRAN is regarded to realise the convergence at a network level, helping operator pave the way to smooth evolution to future networks and reduce OPEX in the economy downturn.”

Recently, Huawei was chosen by TeliaSonera to supply the world’s first commercial LTE network in Oslo, Norway.