Network equipment vendor, Huawei recently introduced its Beyond LTE technology, which significantly increases peak rates to 30Gbps – over 20 times faster than existing commercial LTE networks.
“Mobile networks are developing at an unprecedented rate,” said David Wang, president of Huawei’s Wireless Network Business Unit. “Future technologies will bring revolutionary advances in network evolution—higher spectrum efficiency, wider spectrum aggregation, and faster access rates. Our Beyond LTE technology signifies the future of mobile broadband.”
The company said that its Beyond LTE technology achieves key breakthroughs in antenna structure, radio frequency architecture, IF (intermediate frequency) algorithms, and multi-user MIMO (multi-input multi-output). It significantly improves the spectrum utilization efficiency of mobile communications systems and the construction and operation efficiency of entire networks. Key features include:
- Innovative antenna structure greatly improves performance and meets wideband requirements
- Next generation direct radio frequency technology reduces costs and power consumption, and realizes ultra broadband carrier aggregation
- Cutting-edge multi-antenna coding algorithm makes full use of MIMO (multi-input multi-output) channel capacity
According to recent data from the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), Huawei has had 265 LTE/LTE-A Core specifications approved since 2010, which is 20% of the total number approved and the most out of any other company in the industry.
Huawei however did not reveal how much bandwidth and spectrum is required to achieve such speeds. Current LTE standard uses up to 20MHz bandwidth with maximum downstream data rate of 300Mbps.