Cutting edge? Omnitel, Huawei deploy Blade Site solution

16 Sep 2014

Omnitel has deployed the Huawei Blade Site wireless base station solution for commercial use in Lithuania, with the vendor claiming that the rollout represents ‘the world’s first commercial deployment’ of the next-generation equipment. The Blade Site solution – a core offering under the Huawei SingleRAN portfolio – is easily mountable on walls, poles, rooftops and other ‘zero footprint’ locations, significantly enhancing installation efficiency and reducing site deployment time by up to 75%, the vendor notes. Mindaugas Varanauskas, chief technology officer for Omnitel, said that the new equipment will ‘accelerate the speed of network construction and reduce operational expenses’, adding that Omnitel’s 4G Long Term Evolution network now covers 65% of the Lithuanian population.

Lithuania, Huawei Technologies, Omnitel, Telia Lietuva