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Issue 52(11/2009)

Let us COMMUNICATE beyond technology and together understand the latest industry trends, analyze successful cases, find out about leading technologies and much more.
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Despite prevailing economic stagnancy, mobile broadband has thrived. This issue explores various facets of today's mobile world. As said by Wan Biao, President of Huawei Wireless Product Line, Huawei promises you a brighter mobile future, no matter which route you take.

Experts' Forum

One of the most appealing characteristics of WiMAX is the allure of a well developed open patent pool which facilitates commercial applications worldwide. Lower cost, broader bandwidth, and highly flexible deployment complete the picture.

China Telecom targeted expanding its CDMA subscriber base to 100 million in three years and signing up 35 million in 2009 alone. Why is China Telecom so confident and How will they supercharge the CDMA industry chain and rapidly expand their CDMA capabilities?

Takehiro Nakamura, Director of the Radio System Design Group of NTT DOCOMO, is currently a chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN since April 2009. He shares with us 3GPP standard progress in HSPA+, LTE Release 8,9 and LTE-Advanced.

At the 2009 Huawei Mobile User Congress in Munich, Reinhard Herr, the VP of Network Development for O2, gave the audience an insight into the O2 vision, where the company is today, and what challenges it currently faces.

Cover Story

China Unicom launched a new 3G brand called WO in April 2009, representing a milestone in implementing China Unicom’s full-service operation strategy. On October 1, 2009, WO began to provide commercial 3G services in 285 cities in China.

Main Topic

Femtocell is a miniature mobile base station aligned to 3G and mobile broadband development. With its multitude of advantages, Femtocell is set to create new business opportunities and open up a huge market for operators.

The financial crisis has promoted HSPA and HSPA+ as the optimum choices for major mobile operators. TeliaSonera and Verizon Wireless have announced plans to construct LTE networks in 2009. The era of mobile broadband has unequivocally arrived.

How to Operate

Operators are facing many challenges in operating a profitable mobile broadband business. Huawei's mobile broadband (MBB) network strategy can help operators overcome some of the challenges by gaining more and spending less via a golden pipe.

European multinational mobile operators are proactively developing and evolving their mobile networks. However, change is a dynamic process: What changes are mobile networks likely to experience in the near future? Will these changes add commercial value for operators?

Media Insight

The mobile industry has been talking for many years about the day when the promise of substantial mobile data revenues would actually become a reality. Much to everyone's delight, that day has finally arrived.


Backed by a series of enhanced technologies, HSPA+ can significantly improve network speed and capacity. Its outstanding performance and extended technology are definitely perking the interests of many operators and spurring on development.

Despite the advent of 3G, 2G is destined to coexist with 3G over the long-term. Under limited GSM frequency resources, how can network capacity and user experience be continuously enhanced?

Leading Edge

With a thorough understanding of customer needs and a commitment to excellence, Huawei leads the industry in LTE, a just reward for its pioneering efforts.