Huawei and Telefonica launch 5G-oriented antenna deployment solution

20 Oct 2017

China’s Huawei has partnered with Telefonica Deutschland to launch what it claims to be the world’s first 5G-oriented antenna deployment solution. According to Huawei, the solution incorporates both a 14 port multi-band antenna and a TDD 3.5GHz Massive MIMO antenna to meet Telefonica’s requirements for an easy network evolution towards 5G. ‘Telefonica is a top global telecom operator committed to deliver an optimal network experience. We believe that during the future-oriented network evolution of mobile broadband (MBB), antenna installation space severely hinders the progress of network deployment,’ commented Jaime Lluch, Telefonica Deutschland’s Radio Access Network Director, adding: ‘Telefonica Deutschland and Huawei’s 5G-oriented antenna deployment solution can address the challenge of insufficient space, while ensuring excellent network performance and capacity.’