Huawei CloudAIR solution to benefit carriers in Africa
29 March 2018
Global ICT solutions provider Huawei says its CloudAIR solution will benefit South African and African carriers who are affected by a lack of spectrum but have a need to improve both coverage and capacity.
“With the rapid development of mobile broadband (MBB) services, operators are concerned about heavy network load, poor user experience, and traffic suppression. They are looking for more spectrum and ways to improve spectrum efficiency,” says David Chen, Director of Marketing & Solution Sales of Huawei Southern Africa Region.
But currently in the African market, allocated licensed spectrum for mobile operators is almost half than in the developed markets. In addition the deployment of 3G and LTE in the lower band is hindered by GSM occupation. New band and new site deployment come at a high cost, both in investment and lengthy time to market.
Huawei CloudAIR allows different radio access technologies (RAT) to share spectrum resources dynamically instead of using traditional refarming. This works via an on-demand spectrum allocation method which replaces dedicated spectrum allocation. This enables the operator’s spectrum to serve as GSM, UMTS and LTE simultaneously.