During the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) demonstrated the achievements of technological innovation based on Huawei’s SingleRAN Pro, which effectively improves network capacity and user experience and reduces site power consumption and operations costs.
This is the first deployment of SingleRAN Pro in Pakistan, and enables CMPak to continuously expand its leading edge in the regional network market and also supports its network strategy of ‘Premium Capacity, Coverage, and User Experience.’
CMPak has the largest market share in the Pakistan LTE market and a rapidly developing range of services. With the explosive growth of its user numbers and data usage, its data revenue has increased drastically. However, due to insufficient local spectrum resources and inadequate site infrastructure, network capacity was limited and site O&M costs remained high. As a comprehensive solution for 5G-oriented evolution, Huawei’s SingleRAN Pro can help operators cope with the challenges of capacity and service evolution and improve business competitiveness.
CMPak deployed the 4T6S, CloudAIR2.0, and PowerStar solutions based on SingleRAN Pro to improve spectrum efficiency, maximize spectrum utilization and site value, quickly expand network capacity, and relieve traffic suppression. After the 4T6S solution is deployed, the single-site throughput increases by 90% and the single-user perceived rate doubles. CloudAIR2.0 allows GSM and LTE to dynamically share the 1.8-GHz spectrum, resolving the problem of insufficient LTE spectrum for CMPak. After CloudAIR2.0 is deployed, the LTE cell throughput increases by 20% and LTE user perceived rate increases by 40%. By using technologies such as carrier shutdown, symbol power saving, and multi-RAT/multi-carrier service dynamic adjustment, PowerStar provides energy saving strategies that are the best for specific services. In this way, the overall energy consumed can be reduced by up to 8%.
With the SingleRAN Pro solution, the deployment achieves the desired effect. It not only solves the capacity pain points on the live network of CMPak, but also supports future evolution and therefore greatly increases CMPak’s network competitiveness. By improving spectrum efficiency through technological innovation, SingleRAN Pro enables operators to accelerate traffic monetization and to establish new business models for higher revenue growth. CMPak and Huawei hope to work continuously together to realize more innovative achievements in user experience improvement, spectrum efficiency maximization, and operation efficiency improvement, and to achieve more prosperous business success.