Huawei and leading Philippine telco Globe Telecom have won the Wireless Infrastructure Innovation award from the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London.
The award recognizes the collaboration between Huawei and Globe on the deployment of the WTTx (Wireless to The X) solution to offer Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband services to Filipino customers. WTTx is the ideal alternative solution to provide LTE connectivity in remote and far-flung areas.
According to ITU-T Broadband Report 2015, an estimated 61% of households in Asia Pacific still do not have internet access. Challenges remain in the last mile of connectivity, with high fixed line engineering installation costs, difficult site access due to privately-owned land and lengthy project deployment.
In 2015, Huawei announced the commercialization of the WTTx solution based on LTE TDD technology. WTTx is a wireless broadband access solution that is capable of delivering a high-speed broadband user experience. Leveraging existing network and site architecture, WTTx can quickly reach out to unconnected households, providing up to 75% in rollout cost savings. WTTx also enables a wide range of services such as video broadcasting, VoIP, and VPN (virtual private network).
"WTTx is the complementary solution to provide high-speed wireless connectivity in the fixed line out-reached areas," Veni Xiong, president of Huawei's Wireless Network TDD Product Line, said in a statement.
“The rollout of this innovative technology is a key strategy to accelerate broadband penetration in the Philippines while bringing the best LTE experience to our customers,” said Ashish Pilani, Senior Technical Advisor for Wireless Engineering and Implementation at Globe. “With a fast and consistent wireless broadband Internet connection, our customers can definitely enjoy the best data experience and access to rich multimedia content.”
For its part, Globe continues to lead the drive to make the Philippines a fully-digital nation. Five years after its successful network modernization program that saw mobile data exploding in the Philippines, Globe has once again embarked on another nationwide infrastructure program that would enhance the country's Internet experience within homes and across businesses.
Globe earlier announced that bulk of its US$750 million capex this year would be allotted to deploy fiber optic cables in 20,000 barangays all over the country to provide faster and more reliable Internet access in about 2 million homes nationwide. The infrastructure build is expected to take 5 years and will extend network coverage to more areas that currently have no connection or spotty service. One of the most important advances in broadband technology, fiber optics offer the fastest way to access data, providing consumers with higher download and uploads speeds, lower latency, faster internet browsing including streaming of high-definition multi-media content, among others.
GTB’s Innovation Award is a prestigious international award with widespread influence, and is awarded to equipment manufacturers and industry partners. The awards are designed to celebrate the collaboration between operators and vendors and recognize projects.
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