Recently, Huawei and PLA jointly announced the successful deployment of the first multi-operator indoor digital system in Vietnam based on LampSite Sharing, a leading indoor digital coverage solution that features multi-operator access.
This solution was implemented in Vincom Center in Hanoi for three mobile network operators. The indoor system provides an enhanced MBB experience to users of the three operators better than legacy distributed antenna systems (DAS), proving to be a successful option to enhance 4G indoor mobile coverage in Vietnam.
PLA is the largest tower company in Vietnam, with over 4 million square meters of in-building solution for renting to network operators. Vincom Center is one of the famous shopping malls in Hanoi where VIP users make a high proportion of the entire customer base.
With a growing indoor mobile broadband demand and increasingly popular innovative apps such as new retail, AI shopping, and indoor high-precision navigation, a seamless and high-speed indoor coverage becomes highly important. A better connected indoor life is also essential to a smart, safe city. Therefore, operators and neutral hosts are urgently deploying innovative solutions.
LampSite Sharing suits various scenarios. It is easy to deploy and manage, highlights high capacity, and supports multi-band multi-operator indoor sharing. Such powerful features add extra flexibility in facilitating emerging business models for both neutral hosts and operators. The solution has a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than legacy DAS networks and allows for a smooth evolution to 5G networks, which have been long requested by neutral hosts. Therefore, LampSite Sharing enables operators and neutral hosts to move toward the era of indoor digital coverage with multi-operator small cell technology.
It took just two weeks for PLA to swap traditional DAS infrastructure with LampSite Sharing solution in Vincom Center. The swap allowed the new indoor network to be shared among the three operators across multiple bands and carriers. Huawei’s innovative MIMO feature was combined in this deployment to enable a download speed nearly twice that of traditional DAS. Unlike traditional DAS, LampSite Sharing supports network management on Huawei’s powerful OSS platform, U2000, providing real-time end-to-end management and making all components visible across the network during network maintenance.
Peng Honghua, President of Huawei Small Cell Product Line, said: “It’s a tremendous pleasure to help PLA deploy the innovative LampSite Sharing solution. We look forward to helping operators and neutral hosts address indoor coverage issues quickly and efficiently, as we are always focusing on bringing a premium indoor MBB experience to users”.