Huawei to provide Movicel with LTE backhaul networks
Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced that it has been selected to provide its advanced IP microwave solution for the next-generation LTE backhaul networks of Movicel in Angola and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) in Namibia. Movicel and MTC will be the first two operators to provide commercial LTE services in Africa.
“Huawei will continue to play an active role in building Africa’s telecommunications infrastructure,” said Qi Feng, General Manager of Huawei Microwave Domains. “As Africa’s commercial LTE industry accelerates, Huawei’s IP microwave solution serves as a strategic engine for its mobile broadband development.”
Huawei’s UMTS/LTE-ready IP microwave solution is ideally suited to meet the requirements of LTE backhaul deployment, which involves high bandwidth, smooth service evolution, rapid deployment, and convenient network management.
The solution provides up to 2 Gb/s to each individual operator, supports a simplified clock synchronization and allows unified network management for optical transmission and wireless equipment.
Huawei has become a trusted partner to operators looking to deploy LTE backhaul networks in Africa and around the world.
In Nigeria, 4G Mobile and ZODAFONES deployed the first commercial TD-LTE network in West Africa and utilized Huawei’s IP microwave solution, RTN 900, for their LTE backhaul networks. Huawei’s solution also successfully empowered the LTE backhaul networks of top global operators, including O2 in Germany, T-Mobile in Austria, and the Saudi Telecom Company in Saudi Arabia. According to Dell’Oro, Huawei ranked second in the global microwave market as of Q1 2012.