Huawei wins sole provider contract for Hutchison and PCCW joint LTE network

22 Aug 2011

Hong Kong-based Genius Brand, the 4G mobile joint venture between PCCW and Hutchison (3) has contracted China’s Huawei Technologies to act as sole equipment provider in building a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network spanning the entire Special Administrative Region via more than 2,000 base stations. The initial LTE deployment began early this year, and Huawei has carried out indoor and outdoor trials with Genius Brand over the last six months. Huawei has also signed separate deals with Hutchison and PCCW unit Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), under which it will upgrade the companies’ core networks to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) specification. Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE solution will implement Multiple Operator Core Network (MOCN) for Genius Brand, allowing Hutchison and PCCW to share radio network and spectrum resources while maintaining two separate core networks.