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Huawei shows of the power of LTE… all in one small shipping container.
With mobile data traffic predicted to skyrocket in the next five years, vendors and telecommunication operators are all too keen on exploring ways to meet soaring demands.
Telstra, Optus and particularly Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) are all keen on using 4G LTE as a solution.
Chinese Having rolled out numerous LTE networks worldwide, Huawei’s expertise and innovations in the field have been compressed into one shipping container ready to be showcased at the vendor’s Mobile Broadband Roadshow.vendor, Huawei, has established a strong presence in Australia’s LTE scene having done LTE rollouts for vividwireless and is now in the process of working with VHA and Optus.
The Huawei Mobile Broadband demo truck is a live example of he vendor’s ‘smart and simple’ concept.
Huawei had its own contained LTE network running to show attendees the power of the technology. Vendor representatives streamed high definition videos at maximum download speeds of up to 25.5Mbps though the company said the technology was capable of up to 150Mbps.
The vendor even demonstrated voice-over-LTE for mobile operators that want to use such networks for data and voice services.
It has even designed tools for telcos to efficiently set up their own app stores. Modelling off the success of Apple iTunes, Huawei has been striking deals with content providers worldwide to facilitate a whitebox app solution.
Software tools created by Huawei were designed to give network operators a simple yet detailed overview of what content its customers are accessing, network performance and so on.
The half of the container was dedicated to housing Huawei mobile broadband hardware. All of the equipment was functional and was actually powering the LTE service used by the demo truck.
Huawei wanted to show just how little equipment is required for a mobile broadband network. Traditionally, racks and racks of interconnected equipment was required for the mobile network backend. Huawei has put many of components into one box, a SingleRAN solution, making it easier to deploy.
Besides its size, the advantage of the SingleRAN solution is its ability to support multiple technologies.
The vendor is rolling out its SingleRAN product to thousands of VHA 2G and 3G base stations. The SingleRAN solution can easily be upgraded for LTE use.
Huawei's tiny mobile base station.
Cooling for the network equipment.
Beauty shot of Huawei's Mobile Broadband demo truck.
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