Huawei broadband aims at closing digital divides
INTERNET| Oct. 19, 2011, 10 a.m.
Huawei says its RCR Wireless News Innovation Award endorses its LTE DD800 technology’s potential to bridge rural digital divides.
Huawei this week announced that the world's first LTE DD800 commercial network, as deployed by Huawei for Vodafone Germany, has been recognized with the 2011 RCR Wireless News Innovation Awards in the category of "Most Innovative Mobile Broadband Deployment."
The company said in a statement that the award was a further endorsement of its abilities in respect of leading commercial LTE deployment. In June of this year, Huawei was honored with the "Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation" award from Global Telecoms Business. Huawei's achievements received similar recognition with awards at the LTE Word Summit 2011.
Following release of the 800MHz (DD800) band from analogue TV, many operators opted for the "Digital Dividend" to meet escalating data demand from increasing smartphone usage. By significantly improving mobile broadband coverage services in rural areas not covered by broadband, the successful LTE DD800 SingleRAN based project between Huawei and Vodafone is the first scalable demonstration of LTE ‘s ability to bridge Digital Divides around the world.
David Wang, President of Wireless Network, said:"This award recognizes the joint endeavors of both Huawei and Vodafone. It evidences our commitment to becoming the best business partner for operators worldwide. We will work with global carriers to drive MBB success forward based on our innovation ability and leading advantage in the wireless field."
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