Cable Technology Feature Article
January 29, 2010
Huawei Provides Voice Calling, HD Video via 4G Wireless Technology for Cox Communications
By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor
Huawei, a provider of next-generation telecommunications network solutions, announced the successful completion of voice calling and high definition video streaming over wireless networks using fourth generation Long Term Evolution technology for Cox (News - Alert) Communications, a cable provider in the United States.
Cox’s 4G technology and service trials utilized the AWS and 700 MHz spectrum that it acquired in Federal Communication Commission auctions in 2006 and 2008.
“Our collaboration with Huawei (News - Alert) has enabled us to achieve monumental strides in the trial,” Stephen Bye, Cox’s vice president of wireless, said. “Huawei’s dedication and support, the understanding of our requirements and ability to meet our aggressive project milestones were key factors in selecting them as a partner for the trials. We are encouraged by the success of the trials, which further validate our decision to pursue 4G based on LTE (News - Alert), specifically the 3GPP Release 8 standard.”
“Huawei is the industry leader on LTE technology and is already deploying LTE networks for several operators globally,” Wan Biao, president of wireless product line, Huawei, said. “As we continue building on the North America LTE field trials started in 2008, this is another milestone reflecting our unwavering commitment to helping operators deliver advanced mobile broadband services to their customers.”
Huawei’s SingleRAN solution supports network multi-mode convergence and evolution while reducing total costs of ownership for operators. The company’s LTE solution provides an All-IP, high speed, low latency and highly spectrum efficient mobile network. Also, operators benefit from the CDMA/LTE or UMTS/LTE SingleRAN solution, and self-organizing network (SON) technology.
With Huawei’s SingleRAN, one small base station supports two or more technologies. Intelligent networking is supported by one operating system, power demands are reduced, TCO and human resources requirements are reduced, and efficiency is enhanced.
Huawei has won six LTE commercial contracts and is cooperating on LTE development with more than 42 leading operators in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney