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VIVA Kuwait and Huawei cooperate on testing 4.5G in commercial network

Feb 21, 2016

[Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016] VIVA,the leading telecommunication company in Kuwait and Huawei announced that it will test 4.5G mobile broadband technology on its advanced network in the near future. With the introduction of new technology, VIVA is enabling individuals, corporate and government entities to enjoy increasingly faster connected and intelligent services. Huawei as a strategic partner will provide advanced 4.5G technology including GigaRadio、eMIMO、NB IoT solutions.

HD voice, ultra-high definition video, smart home solutions and smart health applications are rapidly emerging. At the same time, the increasing number of connections and the need for higher speeds mean that we urgently need an even more advanced technology than today’s 4G. With the introduction of 4.5G technology, operators will be able to improve the user experience and support the increase of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as new mobile Internet applications, such as VR glasses and drone technology.

VIVA Kuwait is a typical WBB network, massive home broadband users demand huge network capacity in the form of CPE terminal. Meanwhile the spectrum is inadequate in VIVA’s network and site distance is limited, it’s a great challenge for VIVA to improve network capacity by traditional ways such as deploying more sites and new frequency band.

In recently VIVA has been successfully tested a series of 4.5G technology including 4×4 MIMO,AAU(Active Antenna),FDD 3D Beamforming solutions in the local network, significantly improving network capacity and saving site space by delivering higher peak rate and better user experience. We believe that with 4.5G technology commercial launched in future, making it possible for local customers to enjoy the benefits of a better connected world.

VIVA company has been focused on the user experience and with the introduction of new technology to create more value for users as the primary strategy for sustainable development. VIVA and Huawei is keen to strengthen strategic partnership in all fields of technology to provide ultimate user experience.

“What we witnessed today is only the beginning of the 4.5G era of wireless communications, where 1Gbps will be the new mobile broadband network rate benchmark. As the strategic partner of the world’s leading telecom companies like VIVA Kuwait, Huawei will continue to help operators build wireless networks that will expand their business and make our world more connected,” said Mr. Yang Chaobin, CMO of Huawei Wireless Product Line.

MWC 2016 will be held in Barcelona, Spain from February 22 to 25. Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at Fira Gran Via Hall 1 and Hall 3. For more details, please visit: http://www.huawei.com/en/mwc2016