Huawei, Optimus conclude HSPA+ dual carrier tests

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 23, 2010

Huawei and Optimus have announced the successful conclusion of a new HSPA+ dual carrier technology tests along with the already deployed HSPA+ technology. The tests, performed on the Optimus network, reached maximum download speeds of 41.4 Mb/s, very close to the theoretical limit of this technology, and the average download speed reached 39.7 Mb/s.

"The success of the HSPA+ dual carrier technology tests reinforces the high quality of our network and represents the confirmation of Optimus as the best integrated telecommunications operator in Portugal," said Pinto Correia, Optimus board member.

Dual carrier technology is based on the principle of using two carrier waves, both on the transmitter and the receiver, which allows the increase of the transmission rate to double the current maximum value (21 Mb/s).

"Implemented with dual carrier capabilities, Huawei’s HSPA+ solution will enhance spectral efficiency and provide capacity gains for operators. With the widespread adoption of mobile broadband, Huawei is well positioned to provide its customers with a faster and better mobile broadband experience," said Xie Xinping, MD, Huawei Portugal.