Huawei Completes Deployment of Active Antenna Unit with 100 Telecom Networks

Huawei has deployed its innovative Active Antenna Unit (AAU) Solution on 100 commercial networks worldwide. This solution is an important part of Huawei’s GigaRadio solution, ushering in an era of massive deployment.

The Huawei AAU solution outperforms traditional solutions on two important aspects. Firstly, this solution can be deployed on multimode networks while working on multiple frequency bands. Its highly integrated structure reduces required site space and rental fees, as well as simplifies construction to help operators build greener and more efficient MBB networks. Secondly, compact AAUs can be rapidly installed on poles, walls, and other public facilities in urban areas, densifying network site resources.

A large number of leading telecom operators from regions such as Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the South Pacific, China, and others have commercially deployed AAUs on large scale live networks after receiving exceptional results from trials on specified networks, recognizing the competitive advantage of AAU in the MBB era.

Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Wireless Network Marketing Department, Yang Chaobin, said: “Huawei is committed to satisfying customer requirements by helping them address various challenges through innovative technological solutions. The AAU solution is designed to address site construction issues in the MBB era. Its massive deployment by global operators has ushered in a new era for base stations and has mapped out an evolutionary path for future radio frequency units.”

Yang also stated that Huawei AAUs and RRUs will continue to provide unparalleled communication services and optimal solutions for operators to help build their MBB networks over the next few years.

Back in 2005, Huawei had taken the initiative to launch the innovative Remote Radio Unit (RRU) solution and transformed the traditional construction of indoor macro base stations. This solution enabled operators save site space and rental fees while flexibly deploying sites with a reduced distance between RRUs and AAUs. Since then, the RRU solution has been deployed on a majority of sites around the world to provide improved network performance at lower operational costs, garnering positive reviews from global operators.

As well, in 2011, Huawei officially released the AAU solution for new base stations. This solution not only integrates radio frequency (RF) units with antenna systems, but is also more environmentally friendly given its reduced size and weight. As a result, the AAU solution reduces the amount of required base station hardware and also provides excellent network performance at a lower total cost of ownership.