StarHub in commercial trial of Huawei’s LampSite solution
By Digital News Asia January 30, 2015
- StarHub can achieve peak throughput rates of up to 300Mbps on current spectrum
- LampSite utilises MIMO and LTE-Advanced technologies, supports WiFi
TELECOMMUNICATION solutions provider Huawei has started a commercial trial of its LampSite indoor coverage solution with Singaporean mobile operator StarHub at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
The solution would enable StarHub to combine the use of its existing frequency spectrum on both 1800 and 2600 MHz bands on a single platform, to achieve peak throughput rates of up to 300Mbps, Huawei said in a statement.
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Besides enabling multi-mode/ band operation on a single platform, the LampSite solution also utilises MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) and LTE-A (Long-Term Evolution Advanced) technologies, and is capable of supporting 2x20 MHz LTE carriers and WiFi.
StarHub said it has successfully leveraged Huawei’s end-to-end solutions for many of its service offerings in the past.
For the LampSite Solution, early statistics are promising, showing that the enhanced speeds at the trial site have significantly improved end-user experience, it claimed.
Besides improved mobile coverage, end-users also experience faster downloads and enhanced video experience.
“At StarHub, customer experience remains a priority, and we will continue to invest in our networks to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience,” said Lim Eng Huat, its vice president of Mobile Network Engineering.
“We are pleased with the huge potential of Huawei’s LampSite solution, that could allow StarHub to expediently upgrade our indoor networks to cater to LTE MIMO, using new frequency bands like 2600MHz, and the ability to enhance the capacity of existing indoor systems on the fly when needed.
“[All this] without the need for extensive and costly retrofitting of existing infrastructure, thus making possible short deployment timeframes and quick time-to-market of enhanced indoor LTE coverage,” he added.
The president of Huawei’s Small Cells Product Line, Zhou Yuefeng, said the trial allows it to study how it can deploy the solution commercially for mobile operators.
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