Telenor selects Huawei for LTE-ready project
Norway operator prepares for next-gen rollout
China-based telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei and Telenor Group today announced a three-year “strategic co-operation framework” contract for IP microwave technologies.
Under the contract, Huawei's second-generation E-Band and full outdoor (FO) microwave will be deployed across a number of networks.
Norway-based mobile operator Telenor has close to 150 million subscribers, according to Huawei, with a strong footprint in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
Having completed a base station IP-based revamp, Telenor plans to deploy LTE networks on a large scale, using Huawei's end-to-end IP microwave solution for LTE backhaul. The solution is designed for “high bandwidth, smooth evolution, quick deployment, and easy management for LTE backhaul networks” Huawei said.
“It is built on a universal IP platform including RTN 900 series, a flexible microwave platform, RTN 310, a zero-footprint all outdoor microwave solution, and RTN 380, a second generation carrier-grade E-Band all outdoor microwave solution,” the China-based company said.
Huawei has deployed LTE backhaul networks for a number of global operators including Vodafone D2 (Germany), O2 (Czech Republic), T-Mobile (Austria), and STC (Saudi Arabia).
"Huawei has forged a long-term strategic partnership with Telenor in the microwave field. We will continue to focus on customer needs and innovate in microwave solutions, helping our customers gain commercial success in the mobile broadband field," said Jack Wang, president of Huawei Transport Network Product Line.