The latest report published by GSA (Global Mobile Suppliers Association) on the evolution of broadband (Evolution to LTE) shows an increase of 331% in the available number of commercial LTE networks in 1800 MHz compared to 2012.
According to the study, 69 of the 156 commercial LTE networks in the world are exploiting the spectrum at 1800 MHz (last year there were 16), and 41 of these use Huawei SingleRAN LTE technology around the world.
According to the GSA report in 2013, it appears that the spectrum band 1,800 MHz is considered as the most important for the LTE technology because it allows the use of global roaming. Currently the frequency band 1800 MHz serves almost 15 million users (data from the last quarter of 2012) with a share of 44% of commercial LTE networks. But as this technology becomes more and more popular available, many more operators launch LTE networks at 1,800 MHz and the mobile phone licenses for the 1,800 MHz were allocated to 150 countries.
Huawei has created several LTE networks at 1,800 MHz, for example in the UK. With the SingleRAN LTE solution, Huawei has supported the operators in the allocation of frequencies to 1800 MHz LTE network in order to facilitate the migration from GSM technology.
In Hong Kong, the solution of Huawei LTE SingleRAN allowed to upgrade GSM 1000 to 1800 MHz base stations, enabling them to offer LTE services in six weeks. And in Japan Huawei has witnessed the operator in the implementation of the first commercial network of UMTS/LTE 1800 MHz through a solution UMTS/LTE 1800 MHz simplified, retaining and reusing the UMTS antennas, the system of OSS and infrastructure fixed the original UMTS network.
Finally in Singapore was realized always on Huawei technology and LTE network is capable of simultaneously supporting the LTE frequency bands at 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz.