12:57 am - Wednesday 22 November 2017

Telecom New Zealand and Huawei join hands to roll out 4G network

By insightVAS - Thu Apr 11, 11:49 am

Telecom New Zealand has tied up with Chinese solution provider, Huawei to roll out 4G mobile network. 

The announcement is a significant milestone for Huawei in New Zealand, and is a strong sign of the confidence in Huawei’s technology and its position as the market leader in 4G LTE globallysaid Arthur Zhang, CEO of Huawei New Zealand. Huawei is committed to bringing world leading technologies to our partners in New Zealand and we are excited by the opportunities provided by the relationship with Telecom” he added.

Huawei will be responsible to help Telecom to deliver the best customer experience .

Telecom New Zealand Chief Technology Officer David Havercroft says,Huawei’s selection was based on two main factors. The first is that they have extensive experience, having built 73 LTE networks in 42 countries. The second is that they are truly pushing the boundaries of LTE technology.

Over the past 3 months we have been trialling Huawei’s 4G LTE technology in Auckland and Rotorua. Our testing has encompassed some very exciting new developments like ‘carrier aggregation’. Carrier aggregation allows us to use two different spectrums simultaneously, and in our trials it produced maximum peak speeds of up to 250Mbps.

While such technology is some way from launching commercially, it is very exciting to be working with a technology partner who has this level of capability, and a massive commitment to research and development that we can bring to New Zealand.Mr Havercroft says.

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