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Huawei Announces Two New GigaSite Solutions Addressing Current and Future Capacity

[London, United Kingdom, February 24, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled two new wireless broadband solutions for boosting capacity: the ARU (Adaptive Radio Unit) and the AtomCell, which are part of its GigaSite suite of solutions.

Typically, the balance of data traffic distribution is uneven, as 80% of data traffic is carried by only 20% of all sites. In hot and blind spots, operators need to improve network capacity, quality of service and lessen the difficulty of site acquisition, without adding macro sites.

As the industry’s highest capacity radio unit, capable of supporting gigabit throughput in one box, Huawei’s ARU complements a strategy of building solutions that are multi-standard, multi-spectrum and software defined. Integration of an adaptive antenna system and RF unit enable the Huawei ARU to simultaneously support beamforming and multi-sector networks, using the same space and antenna.

Huawei’s AtomCell is the industry’s lightest, most compact, flexible, and most highly integrated small cell. At the core of the AtomCell is the Atom; providing power amplifier, radio frequency, and baseband functionality. These features, combined with a transmission and an antenna unit, enable AtomCell to function as a complete base station. When four Atoms are combined, an AtomCell can also support user-targeting beamforming to improve subscriber experiences. The AtomCell can interface with multiple backhaul connections, including copper, optical, microwave and TDD backhaul.

In the past, operators incurred considerable cost and site location difficulties when deploying separate base stations and antenna systems on different spectrum. The introduction of Huawei SingleRAN changed the business model for network deployments, allowing multiple standards to be accommodated in one cabinet. Global uptake of SingleRAN has established a benchmark for operator networks to provide multi-standard and multi-mode support, which is now complimented by the uniquely innovative ARU and AtomCell.

"Huawei’s GigaSite solutions help develop mobile communications to build a connected world of endless possibilities", said David Wang, President of Huawei’s Wireless Network Business Unit. "Huawei is committed to innovation and provides solutions and products based on its customers’ needs."

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