Bell Canada has announced successful TD-LTE ‘wireless-to-the-home’ (WTTH) trials in the 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum bands utilising Huawei’s 5G-oriented Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology. The trials were conducted in the small Ontario communities of Orangeville, Feversham and Bethany to test and refine the capabilities of WTTH services for rural areas. As one of its next major steps in deploying high speed home broadband in Canadian communities large and small, Bell plans deployment of WTTH to rural locations beginning in the second quarter of 2018.
Mao Dun of Huawei said: ‘TD-LTE technology is rapidly maturing. Other 5G-oriented technologies, including carrier aggregation, 8T8R and Massive MIMO, can deliver fibre-like access speeds while supporting Bell’s multiple services such as Fibe TV [IPTV usually delivered over fibre connections]. We believe these advanced technologies will benefit all Canadians.’