WiMAX technology for vividwireless network

Wednesday, 12 May, 2010

Huawei has successfully delivered what is claimed to be the world’s first commercial deployment of beamforming technology for the vividwireless WIMAX network. Little over a month since vividwireless launched its first WiMAX network in Perth, Huawei has now enabled beamforming across the network - offering higher speeds and a more consistent wireless broadband experience regardless of a user’s distance from a cell site.

Huawei’s software-defined radio (SDR) solution and the DBS 3900 base station equipment used by vividwireless enabled beamforming by a simple software upgrade. The Huawei solution is also claimed to be the world’s first commercial deployment of 4T4R MIMO technology - four transmitters and four receivers with multiple-input multiple-output - putting vividwireless at the cutting edge of WiMAX deployments globally.

“The enabling of beamforming in the vividwireless network will give users an even better wireless broadband experience, even if they are located some distance from a cell site,” said Huawei Australia CTO Peter Rossi.

Huawei’s beamforming technology has been found to improve speeds at the cell edge by 25%. When combined with 4T4R and MIMO, Huawei offers vividwireless even greater capacity across its WiMAX network. As vividwireless’s exclusive WiMAX network provider, Huawei will deliver more WiMAX networks covering Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane throughout 2010.

While the vividwireless network currently operates on the mobile WiMAX 802.16e standard, Huawei’s SDR solution allows for a simple upgrade to the emerging 802.16m standard in the future. Huawei’s solution also allows vividwireless to migrate its network to LTE mobile technology in future, if it so chooses.

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