Polish operator Aero2 has partnered with Chinese Vendor Huawei to roll out a Time Division Duplex/Frequency Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TDD/FDD LTE) network. The new network will utilise the Huawei SingleRAN LTE technology, which it claims is the world’s first TDD/FDD LTE solution and will offer theoretical downlink speeds of up to 134Mbps and uplink speeds of 124.8Mbps. By the end of 2012, the partners hope to have extended the network to 25% of Poland’s population, covering more than 200 urban communities.
The president of Aero2, Adam Kurianski said that ‘we are thrilled to partner with Huawei on a further breakthrough in network deployment by launching the world’s first LTE TDD/FDD network, which will enhance user experience with improved data speeds and create a more compact and efficient network infrastructure’.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Aero2 launched its first LTE network in March this year, and has an estimated 4,000 customers using the service.