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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Huawei Joins Vodafone Spain to Launch Dual-Band Network Technology

Huawei incorporated chipsets into commercial devices to support DB-HSDPA technology since the second half of 2015.

(Photo : Reuters) Huawei has been incorporating chipsets into its commercial devices to support DB-HSDPA technology since the second half of 2015.

Huawei and Vodafone Spain have joined hands to launch the first commercial application of dual-band High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (DB-HSDPA) technology in the country.

The Chinese telecommunications giant said that this solution delivers approximately double the amount of Universal Mobile Telecommunications System throughput compared to a single carrier on the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) 900 MHz band.

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UMTS, or the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, is the dominant 3G standard in Europe. The cooperation of UMTS 900MHz and UMTS 2100MHz is an important part of European UMTS strategy. DB-HSDPA improves the experience for subscribers on UMTS networks on the 900MHz band.

Huawei said chipsets supporting DB-HSDPA technology have been incorporated into commercial devices since the second half of 2015, allowing these devices to receive and monitor two bands simultaneously to deliver a better user experience, according to Seeking Alpha. Also, the company said that the additional UX2 interface solution would ensure the application of DB-HSDPA not only at the intra-NodeB level but also among different NodeBs. 

The successful commercial deployment of DB-HSDPA demonstrates Huawei’s ongoing commitment to supply innovative techniques in wireless networks to help build the best experience-oriented MBB networks.

“Huawei and Vodafone have cooperated closely to ensure the successful commercial deployment of DB-HSDPA. We will endeavor to assure the provision of innovative solutions, and accelerate the pace and scale of DB-HSDPA’s commercial application to benefit more subscribers,” said Peng Honghua, president of Huawei’s UMTS Product Line.

The move comes after Huawei conducted technical trials of 4.5G technology with Vodafone U.K., Wireless Week reported. According to Huawei, the 4.5G trials aim to deliver a technology that can significantly increase capacity and efficiency of urban 4G networks while simultaneously laying the foundation for 5G.

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