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Huawei builds LTE lab in Texas

Posted: 31 Jul 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Long Term Evolution? LTE? Huawei U.S. lab?

Huawei Technologies has opened a Long Term Evolution (LTE) laboratory in Richardson, Texas to allow operators and industry partners in North America to further explore the potential of the technology and experience the company's latest solutions.

Initially established with prototype equipment in fall of 2008, the facility has been upgraded to fully support commercial product releases for North America. The lab recently implemented Huawei's first commercial LTE solution release targeted at operators in the United States and Canada. Additionally, local research and development teams are now able to work more closely with North American operators to rigorously test LTE systems before delivery.

"It is a key step forward in our readiness to support customers launching LTE in the United States and Canada with local facilities and resources," said Carl Liu, executive VP of Huawei North America. "Building on the LTE field trial we did in AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum in the U.S. last year, we are very pleased to be able to offer the latest in LTE multiband technology as carriers partner with Huawei to deliver advanced mobile broadband services."

The is equipped with Huawei's SingleRAN DBS3900 eNodeB, USN 9810 unified service node, UGW 9811 unified gateway, M2000 element management system and the latest versions of commercial software. The SingleRAN solution incorporates software-defined radio technology to support CDMA/LTE and UMTS/LTE dual-mode operation, which Huawei first demonstrated in AWS spectrum at CTIA Wireless 2008.

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