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UKB Turns On LTE TDD

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SHENZHEN, China -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced UK Broadband (UKB) is building the first LTE network in London using Huawei’s LTE TDD solution. This is the first LTE TDD 3.5GHz deployment in the world and the first commercial LTE TDD deployment in the UK.

UKB will operate a wholesale model, working with partners to offer commercial services from May 2012 to businesses, consumers and the public sector. The network will initially cover the Southbank and Borough areas of Southwark.

The network will use UKB’s 124MHz of spectrum in LTE bands 42 and 43 (3.5GHz and 3.6GHz). This allows the deployment of 6 x 20MHz wide channels that will enable UKB to deliver LTE Advanced speeds and enough capacity across the network to deliver Next Generation Access superfast broadband speeds to a large number of users simultaneously.

The first devices, jointly developed by UKB and Huawei, include indoor and outdoor units for high-speed wireless broadband to homes and businesses within the coverage area. Multi-mode mobile devices supporting LTE TDD/FDD will be available from September 2012.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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