China Unicom deploys Huawei small cell solution

Telecom equipment vendor Huawei said that China Unicom selected its AtomCell small cell solution to improve mobile network coverage in Harbin.

In a statement, Huawei said China Unicom will be able to offer better data speeds and reliable network performance for its subscribers.

Huawei’s AtomCell small cell solution is designed to improve network coverage quality for both outdoor and indoor environments in the deployed areas.

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China Unicom tapped Huawei because growth in smart devices and bandwidth-heavy mobile broadband services has made it more difficult to deliver the best possible end user experience everywhere their subscribers go.

The telecom operator’s residential communities in dense urban areas affected due to the complexity of providing greater network capacity deep through multiple walls and without available space for additional rooftop sites.

China Unicom will deploy a small cell network that uses the same frequency as its existing macro network without needing to invest in new transmission resources.

Huawei claims that AtomCell supports both wired and wireless backhaul depending on operator needs to greatly site resource acquisition and shorten time for network construction, and supports end-to-end IP RAN networking.

It’s supporting wireless products are designed to accommodate flexibility in deployment, and feature a small size and light weight while being suitable for installation on walls or vertical polls, said Huawei.

Huawei has deployed its AtomCell on a large-scale in Canada, Spain, South Korea and Mexico by the end of the first half 2013.

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