Wireless networks have many advantages to terrestrial connections, including fast and easy installation, reduced cost all while delivering high speeds.
But LTE technology is to mobile Internet connectivity what broadband was to dialup. And now with the WTTx applications, it is a great alternative for Fixed Broadband in many scenarios.
The technology is available to work in any of the MBB frequencies either in TDD or FDD (700 MHz, 850 MHz, 1900 MHz and AWS), and it is also a great option to upgrade current WiMax networks to LTE in 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz.
So depending on the frequency used, it can be a multi-point to multi-point, multi-point to point or point to point access.
In markets where FTTx penetration rate is low and not cost-efficient, LTE-enabled WTTx allows operators to explore wireless broadband opportunities such as home users, SOHOs, SMEs, schools and rural areas.
WTTx offers competitive or even higher speeds than FTTx. We have already successful cases in China, Philippines, Brazil and Africa, with less than 2 years ROI and ARPU’s achieveing more than $25 USD. Also, WTTx offers 80% lower deployment costs and 90% less deployment time, with plug and play functionality.
The technology and usage trend indicates that by 2017 we will have an average of 5 WiFi connected devices per person, and when the Smart Home trend becomes a reality, this will be much larger.
Operators are fundamentally changing the way they use existing spectrum in order to meet market needs. This includes re-farming, which requires technological innovation to enhance the efficiency and flexibility of spectrum usage.
One aspect of this kind of technology evolution revolves around leveraging a high-band and low-band spectrum deployment strategy to make the most of spectrum resources. Huawei’s single radio access network (SingleRAN) infrastructure supports GSM, UMTS, LTE FDD and LTE TDD, allowing smooth technology evolution from one technology to another or simultaneously supporting of multiple technologies.
Furthermore, “One LTE,” which is the convergence of LTE FDD and LTE TDD, allow operators to be more competitive by making full use of abundant TDD spectrum and FDD benefits.
Huawei also uses its multi-antenna technology and high gain CPE, so with it, WTTx offers a larger coverage radius, making the radius of 3.5GHz band comparable to that of 3G at 2.1GHz.
WTTx also enables a wide range of services such as video broadcasting, VoIP, and VPN (virtual private network), enhancing an operator’s ARPU (average revenue per user) and therefore the possibility to Multiplay enhancing stickiness and reducing Churn.
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