Huawei Highlights Importance of WTTx to National Broadband Strategy
Apr 13, 2016
[Jakarta, Indonesia, April 13, 2016] Speaking at the Broadband & TV Connect Asia Conference 2016, Huawei’s LTE Industry Development Director Goran Berntson stated that WTTx (Wireless-to-the-x) is an ideal solution to enable instant broadband connectivity.
According to ITU-T Broadband Report 2015, an estimated 61% of households in Asia Pacific still do not have internet access. Challenges remain in the last mile of connectivity, with high fixed line engineering installation costs, difficult site access due to privately-owned land and lengthy project deployment.
Leveraging existing network and site architecture, WTTx can quickly reach out to unconnected households, providing up to 75% in rollout cost savings.
WTTx is a wireless broadband access solution that is capable of delivering a fiber-like user experience. Goran pointed out that with the latest 4.5G technologies, such as Massive MIMO and Massive Carrier Aggregation; it is possible to achieve a downlink speed of 1Gbps and beyond. Using high performance Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), end users can enjoy many new and exciting services such as 4K IPTV and Virtual Reality Gaming.
Huawei’s LTE Industry Development Director Goran Berntson Delivered a Keynote Speech at the Broadband & TV Connect Asia Conference 2016
Today, 148 countries already have a national plan or strategy in place to promote home broadband penetration and improved internet experience. Alongside fixed network operators, mobile operators can play a bigger role in pushing for a national broadband agenda by making full use of wireless technology advantages.
WTTx is becoming a key strategy to accelerate towards 100% national broadband penetration. In order to fulfill this promise, Goran also suggested looking into more spectrums for WTTx. Ideal frequencies for APAC region include 700MHz (Band28), 1.9GHz, 2.3GHz (Band40), 2.6GHz (Band41) and 3.5GHz (Band42).
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