November 15, 2016 — China Mobile and Huawei have rolled out several major network enhancements this year, strengthening network coverage and quality. In addition, the companies deployed a “2.3GHz TDD Massive MIMO solution” test and a “TDD + FDD 1Gbps Download Speed” test.
“Today’s real-time network tests demonstrated the ability of Massive MIMO technology and enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the TDD spectrum. The TDD+FDD carrier aggregation technology also brought higher surfing speed for fast growing numbers of mobile internet users,” Deng Tai Hua, president of the Huawei Wireless Network Product Line. Huawei is a strategic partner of China Moble, which owns a TD-LTE / LTE FDD converged network.
China Mobile also rolled out three major network enhancement projects this year, including growing the number of base stations, upgrading of the radio network system for quality enhancement at MTR stations, as well as boosting download speeds by adopting the latest advanced technologies, according to Sean Lee, CEO, China Mobile.
China Mobile worked with the MTR Corporation to deploy the LTE 2100MHz system in MTR stations, and the radio network system for MTR areas will be fully upgraded to provide LTE 2600MHz network coverage.
The number of base stations has been increased by 12 percent compared to the same period in 2015 and replaced core network equipment to build an advanced NFV core network. The company expects to upgrade 60 percent of its base stations by end of 2016 and 90 percent by second quarter of 2017. The overall infrastructure enhancement will lead to the deployment of Massive MIMO, 4×4 MIMO, downlink 256QAM and uplink 64QAM.