Portuguese telecom operator Optimus selects Huawei to provide UMTS/LTE antennas

Telecom Lead Asia: Huawei has bagged a major contract
from Portuguese mobile operator Optimus to provide UMTS/LTE multi-frequency
antennas for its LTE commercial network.


The Portuguese mobile operator will use Huawei’s
multi-band (1800MHz/2100MHz/2600MHz) antennas.


Jose Pinto Correia, CTO of Optimus, said that Huawei
antennas showed great performance on existing network tests.


The commercialization of Huawei’s antennas in Portugal extends the current mobile
network portfolio.


Using Huawei’s multi-band antennas, Optimus added LTE
operation while maintaining the number of antennas, minimizing rental and
infrastructure costs and retaining minimal visual impact. Tests on existing
networks showed that Huawei’s antennas not only save on deployment and
maintenance costs but also effectively improve the system throughput, capacity
and overall network performance.


Jose Pinto Correia, CTO of Optimus, said that Optimus is
committed to enhancing user experience for mobile broadband. Huawei has been
its strategic partner in mobile broadband development since 2005.


Zhou Taoyuan, Huawei Wireless Network Business Unit
President for Antenna and IBS Solutions, said that Huawei has put forward a 3S
strategy (Single, Synergy and Soft) in order to unify and fully automate the
production platform to meet the requirements of operators for MBB network
capacity and performance.


Huawei to power Airtel LTE 4G network in Karnataka


Airtel has selected Huawei to deploy its LTE 4G network
in Karnataka.


This is the first LTE deal for Huawei in India. The
earlier deals were grabbed by telecom equipment companies such as Ericsson
(Augere’s MP and Chattisgarh circles), ZTE (Airtel’s Kolkata circle), and Nokia
Siemens (Airtel’s Maharashtra circle).


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