Huawei releases GU@5MHz solution to deploy GSM&UMTS networks using 5 MHz

[Shenzhen, China, November 16, 2016] Huawei has announced the release of the GU@5MHz solution, which allows the deployment of GSM&UMTS (GU) networks using just 5 MHz of bandwidth. This solution makes it possible for operators with limited spectrum resources to provide universal mobile broadband (MBB) services on U900 networks.

In 2014, Huawei released the Lean GU900 solution, which reduced the minimum bandwidth required for GU network deployment from 7.4 MHz to 6.2 MHz. With the new GU@5MHz solution, however, only 5 MHz is required, saving 20% spectrum resources.

This innovative GU@5MHz solution can either make the deployment of GU networks possible using 5–6 MHz of the bandwidth or reserve 40% more capacity available for GSM networks during U900 network construction.

Up to 15% of global operators have only 5–6 MHz of the bandwidth on the 900 MHz frequency band, making them unable to deploy GU networks. With the GU@5MHz solution, operators can deploy U900 networks and benefit from the wide coverage and capacity expansion these networks provide.

Some operators have over 6 MHz of the bandwidth on the 900 MHz frequency band, but the GSM traffic volume is high. Sufficient capacity must be reserved for GSM networks during the U900 network deployment in countries such as India and Malaysia. In these scenarios, the GU@5MHz solution reserves over 40% more GSM capacity than the Lean GU900 solution. Operators can then provide better coverage and more capacity to support universal MBB services while still satisfying capacity requirements for GSM voice services.

Wang Yixiang, President of Huawei Wireless Network GSM&UMTS&CDMA Product Line, remarked,

"Huawei is dedicated to focusing on customer pain points and requirements, striving to utilize customers' important spectrum assets, and helping them provide universal MBB services. Multiple operators are now negotiating with Huawei on the commercial deployment of the GU@5MHz solution. In the future, Huawei will continue to improve this solution, increasing spectral efficiency and network capacity, and providing universal MBB services for more operators."

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