Entel Peru, Together with Huawei, Plans to Deploy the First 4T6S Network in Latin America
[Lima, Peru, June 11, 2018] Entel Peru and Huawei recently completed the first successful commercial test of 4T6S in Latin America. The trial indicates that 4T6S can significantly improve the cell capacity by 97% compared to the 2T3S, and substantially ease the traffic suppression facing Entel's hotspot areas. This solution is better equipped to improve overall user experience.
As MBB users are rapidly migrating to LTE networks and the data of usage (DOU) is skyrocketing, Entel's networks have experienced an exponential growth in MBB traffic (four-fold increase in volume) over the past two years. Given that Peru has limited spectrum resources and site acquisition in hotspot areas is challenging, the 4T6S solution presents itself as the best choice for Entel to expand hotspot capacity. After the deployment, cell throughput increased by 97% and users' suppressed traffic demands were fully unleashed. Average throughput per user rose from 8 Mbps to 17 Mbps, greatly improving user experience.
Gonzalo Veas, CTO of Entel Peru, said "The test result is very positive and has proven that the 4T6S solution is in line with our particular strategy, namely offering unparalleled service experiences to users via further technological innovation. Entel is considering to conduct large-scale deployment of 4T6S in hotspot areas, such as bus stations, and residential areas to further boost user experience."
Hery Wang, CEO of Huawei Rep Office in Peru, stated that "4T6S is an important technology breakthrough in LTE capacity evolution. Huawei uniquely combines multi-beam antennas and 4T4R technology to enable a capacity gain higher than the average level within the industry. This solution also helps to improve operators' investment efficiency. Huawei is keen to work closely with Entel to explore the best new solutions for the Peruvian market."