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Huawei working on wireless broadband

21 October 2018,Sunday, 17:22

Huawei is working on wireless broadband to ensure ‘Digital Home’ in Asia-Pacific. It helps to create a sustainable industry environment for the development of fixed wireless broadband.

Recently, GTI, Informa and Huawei successfully held the Asia-Pacific WTTx (fixed wireless access) summit, said a press release on Sunday.

The theme of the summit was ‘Bring Affordable and Fast Fixed Wireless Broadband to Every Household’.

At this summit, Huawei together with Asia-Pacific ICT regulators, leading operators and industry organizations launched a joint declaration called ‘Bridge the Digital Divide, Accelerate Broadband to Households’.

In this summit, Huawei signed a MoU with Grameenphone to develop the WTTx business in the next step.

Michael Patrick Foley, CEO of Grameenphone said, “WTTx is a complementary technology for Home Broadband (HBB) in Bangladesh. As the leading operator in Bangladesh, we are committed to improving the quality of mobile broadband in Bangladesh and continuously investing to ensure a quality experience for our valued customers. Moreover, we see that the ease of deployment of this technology in our market will enable our customers to access current and future digital lifestyle services".

Tide Xu, Chief Strategy Office of Wireless Product Line, Huawei, said in his opening speech, “Huawei will keep customer-centric, continuous Innovation to provide best experience, cost effective solution for a better connected intelligent Asia-Pacific.”

With more diversified mobile applications happening in the home, fixed wireless access will be a crucial ingredient in bringing wide coverage and low cost in broadband services. WTTx is a home broadband technology using 4G/4.5G technologies to deliver cost-effective broadband access to unconnected households.

Low deployment costs and operating expenses are among WTTx’s greatest advantages. Meanwhile, WTTx is making huge progress in terms of speed and in a number of countries, the results of 4G speed tests are already surpassing those of fixed broadband, with growing numbers every day.

By 2017, the accumulated WTTx user numbers had reached 50 million globally. With WTTx, wireless broadband connectivity to unconnected households can be achieved 75% cheaper and 90% faster when compared to fixed-line deployments, delivering a return on investment to operators in less than three years.


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