Huawei’s FDD Beamforming has received the GSMA Mobile Awards award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2023.
This award recognizes Huawei’s innovative work to create simplified ultra-wideband, precise multi-antenna beamforming, and green solutions. Huawei’s beamforming products are helping operators across the globe build 5G networks that feature the ultimate performance, lowest energy consumption, optimal user experience, and strongest evolution capability.
Huawei FDD beamforming series products consist of Massive MIMO, 8T8R, and Hertz antennas. Thanks to its intelligent beamforming algorithm, these products can flexibly support 4G and 5G beams. FDD Massive MIMO provides up to five-fold spectral efficiency, meeting operators’ requirements for capacity growth in hotspots.
8T8R is designed for FDD medium bands. It provides capacity- and experience-based solutions that can be widely deployed, and tackles issues like 4G congestion and poor indoor 5G experience. Compared with 4T4R, 8T8R brings three times the spectral efficiency, helping operators build experience-based networks with upgraded devices, higher spectral efficiency, and lower energy consumption.
FDD beamforming series products have already been deployed by more than 100 operators around the world, improving FDD mid-band capacity and coverage, as well as delivering more balanced uplink and downlink 5G user-perceived rates. Expanded mid-band coverage enables better mid- and low-band coordination. This relieves congestion on low bands, helping operators deliver enhanced experience across all sub-3 GHz bands and increase investment efficiency.
Huawei’s FDD products have now received GSMA GLOMO awards for two consecutive years, with FDD Gigaband winning the “Best Mobile Network Infrastructure’ Award in 2022. This demonstrates the industry’s recognition of Huawei’s innovative FDD ultra-wideband multi-antenna concept and the value that the series of products and solutions offers.
“Huawei provides the first-ever sub-3 GHz high-precision FDD beamforming product, which unleashes the power of spectrum and boosts both spectral and energy efficiency,” Fang Xiang, vice president of Huawei Wireless Product Line, said.
“This product helps operators expand both 4G and 5G capacity, build high-quality green networks featuring wide, deep coverage, and high uplink, meet the requirements of rapid service development, and provide ubiquitous, high-quality connections for an intelligent society.”