Huawei unveils mobile broadband solution
Dubai, September 5, 2012
ICT firm Huawei has launched a Universal Mobile Telecom System (UMTS) solution that aims to double the number of simultaneous subscribers to a given network and enable them to receive mobile broadband (MBB) services.
The rapid growth of smartphones and mobile broadband (MBB) applications has strained the UMTS networks worldwide, Huawei said in a statement.
When analysing the total amount of data traffic used on a network over a certain period of time, Huawei found that 80 per cent of usage lasts less than 10 seconds and 60 per cent require less than 1kbit.
This finding led to another obstacle for MBB development known as “small data packet storms”, the ICT leader said.
Small data packet services are different than traditional voice services and high data rate downloads. When a smartphone user frequently refreshes pages on a site being browsed, the total amount of consumed traffic is very low.
In scenarios where smartphone penetration is high, with many simultaneously connected users, air interface efficiency decreases greatly leading to decreases in capacity, user experience and total connected number of users. This is referred to as a “small data packet storm.”
Huawei has developed this latest solution to combat small data packet storms in order to improve the user experience for subscribers using smartphones.
The solution has already been deployed commercially in Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and other regions where it has helped operators achieve business success, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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