Ground-breaking Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology support high-speed home broadband in small towns and rural locations
OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Huawei and Bell Canada, the country's largest communications company, today announced Bell's successful Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands utilizing Huawei's 5G-oriented Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology.
The trials were conducted in the small Ontario communities of Orangeville, Feversham and Bethany to test and refine the capabilities of WTTH services for rural areas. As one of its next major steps in deploying high-speed home broadband in Canadian communities large and small, Bell plans deployment of WTTH to rural locations beginning in the second quarter of 2018.
"We are proud to work with Bell utilizing the WTTH solution to achieve the company's high-speed broadband goals," said Mao Dun, Vice President of Huawei's Wireless Network Marketing & Solutions Sales. "TD-LTE technology is rapidly maturing. Other 5G-oriented technologies, including carrier aggregation, 8T8R and Massive MIMO, can deliver fibre-like access speeds while supporting Bell's multiple services such as Fibe TV. We believe these advanced technologies will benefit all Canadians."
"Bell's strategic focus on broadband network expansion and service innovation has been key to our transformation into Canada's wireless leader. The success of our first 5G trials and these new rural WTTH trials underscore that we're leading the way in delivering the next generation of broadband technology throughout Canada," said Stephen Howe, Bell's Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President. "Innovation in WTTH complements Bell's extensive broadband fibre build, and our ongoing 5G trials and impending deployment of WTTH in rural and urban locations underscore our focus on full utilization of our assigned wireless spectrum resources."
Bell provides wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services to more than 22 million customer connections throughout the country. The leading investor in Canada's next-generation broadband fibre and wireless infrastructure, Bell is committed to finding advanced and cost effective technology solutions to extend the deployment of high-speed broadband service to more small communities and rural locations across Canada's vast geography.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei's 177,000 employees worldwide are committed to developing innovative products that support operator, enterprise and consumer customers around the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees, and has been named by Interbrand as one of the world's top 100 brands – the first Chinese company to receive this recognition.
Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008, and now employs over 700 people in Canada. Huawei's innovative wireless products and services support many of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, and the Huawei Canada Research Centre is a national leader in advanced communications research, including 5G. Huawei is proud to be a key part of Canada's ICT Ecosystem, and is recognized as one of the Top 30 investors in research & development.
SOURCE Huawei Canada