ICT solutions provider Huawei and Singapore telco StarHub today (11 April 2016) announced that they have achieved the "world's fastest" indoor 4G coverage at 1Gbps.
According to a joint press release, the 4G LTE-Advanced solution combined StarHub's 55MHz of frequency spectrum across the 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz bands to deliver gigabit-bandwidth. Other technological breakthroughs in small cell air interface that enabled higher 4G data rates include 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, 3-component-carrier aggregation and Distributed Multiple Input Multiple Output.
"We are happy that StarHub's 4G LTE-Advanced network attained OpenSignal's 'Fastest Network with LTE' title twice in a row, but there is more we can do to get better mileage out of our existing wireless spectrum. We are closely tracking the development of this new small cell solution to help us enhance network quality quickly and cost-efficiently, providing customers with much faster data speeds even within buildings and in crowded areas," said Mock Pak Lum, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub.
David Zheng, Vice President of Small Cell Product Line, Wireless Production Line, Huawei, said: "The continuous advancement of mobile network technologies offers tremendous opportunities for better service experience over apps on smart devices. Indoor digital networks will be just as indispensable as running water and electricity for buildings. We are committed to working with StarHub to deliver innovative services that bring benefits to mobile customers."
Commercial trials of the solution are ongoing, and StarHub aims to deploy it when supported phone models reach Singapore's shores.
This achievement comes after StarHub's deployment of Huawei's small cell solution as part of its 4G LTE-Advanced Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) upgrade at Marina Bay in Singapore last year to boost indoor network capacity and speeds.
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