[New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018]At India Mobile Congress 2018 (October 25-27), Huawei’s CloudAIR solution was awarded by the “Innovative Network Solution of the Year for connectivity”, presented by The Ministry of Communications (MoC, India) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
This is in high recognition of Huawei’s efforts to address the challenges facing air interface resources on mobile broadband networks. CloudAIR uses cloud technologies to centrally schedule and efficiently utilize air interface resources, enabling operators to optimize resource utilization, unleash network potential, and deliver an overall better user experience.
Huawei’s CloudAIR solution was awarded by the “Innovative Network Solution of the Year for connectivity” at IMC 2018.
India boasts a large communications market with 1.1 billion mobile network subscribers. As the Indian government continuously promotes a “Digital India” project, its nationwide terminal penetration rate is on the rise. In addition, reduced tariffs as a result of fierce industry competition also contribute to the rapid development of data services. Video, social media, e-commerce, and many other services have successfully permeated into every facet of people’s lives.
On the other hand, the number of existing 2G/3G subscribers remains high while 4G services are in full swing. Indian operators are in urgent need of getting more spectrum resources and expanding bandwidth. However, the spectrum resources are so expensive and scarce that operators find it rather challenging to increase revenue while slashing the cost of operation.
Huawei’s CloudAIR multi-RAT spectrum sharing solution can introduce an efficient method to address the spectrum challenges faced by current operators. In addition to guaranteeing the experience of GSM and UMTS users on the network, the solution is also capable of coordinating spectrum resources for LTE users, facilitating the introduction of LTE technologies. It not only helps slash the spectrum cost by over US$ 100 million and the site addition requirement by 20%–30%, but also enhances user experience of data services and increases service revenue.
CloudAIR has been deployed by a number of operators in multiple states throughout India and will be promoted to more cities and suburbs. It is believed to be an ideal answer to the high spectrum and bandwidth requirements brought by a sudden upsurge in LTE services. Up till now, the CloudAIR solution has been commercially applied on more than 80 networks worldwide, with the number of deployments expected to exceed 100 by the end of 2018.