Barcelona, Spain, February 23, 2016: Huawei, along with world’s leading telecom operators, TeliaSonera from Norway, HKT from Hong Kong, LG U+ from Korea, P4 from Poland, Viva from Kuwait among others, attended the 4.5G Strategic Cooperation Launching Ceremony during the 4.5G Industry Summit on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. The ceremony kicks off the massive deployment of 4.5G commercial networks in 2016.
More than 300 major telecom operators, analysts, and journalists attended the 4.5G Industry Summit, an essential part of Digital Transformation Summit at MWC 2016. The attendees shared their vision on the development of 4.5G. The business values, development strategies, pre-commercialization, and progress of 4.5 G are also discussed. During the 4.5G Industry Summit, Bob Cai, Head of Huawei LTE Domain, released GigaRadio, the innovative base station solution, which features smaller size, higher performance, and simpler installation. GigaRadio will further facilitate the massive deployments of 4.5G commercial networks globally.
GigaRadio represents Huawei’s latest innovation in 4.5G. It provides 50% increase in processing capability and 20% decrease in size, which is over one year more advanced than the industry average. With GiagRadio products, operators can build networks with peak rate of over 1Gbps, providing prime user experience of high definition voice and video. Operators can also open up new business opportunities such as Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT). We would like to predict that Huawei’s GigaRadio is to be widely used globally, facilitating the deployment of 60 commercial 4.5G networks in 2016.