Huawei's WTTx wireless broadband solution to enable connections in African homes

Huawei Technologies
18 Nov 2016
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[Cape Town, South Africa, November 16, 2016] Huawei hosted a series of events concerning the Wireless To The x (WTTx) solution during AfricaCom 2016, aimed at providing the most effective solution for home broadband connectivity in Africa.

WTTx, Huawei's advanced wireless broadband access solution, provides a fiber-like broadband experience. This is based on LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies and plug-and-play customer premises equipment (CPEs), effectively solving last mile access issues. Additionally, mobile operators can use existing wireless network resources to achieve low-cost rapid development of home broadband and rapidly launch video and other value-added services.

Director of Huawei Southern Africa Marketing & Solution Sales, David Chen, said: "At present, about 91% of households in Africa have no broadband access. Huawei's WTTx solution can help unconnected households to quickly obtain broadband access, leveraging existing network resources and sites, saving up to 75% of rollout costs. We believe that the deployment of WTTx will not only help African countries to rapidly increase broadband penetration, but also open up new business areas for operators, gain users, and increase revenue."

Research suggests that in Africa, for home broadband connections, 5 Mbps is thought to be an acceptable speed. Most mobile networks in Africa support this rate, but some 4G networks allow speeds greater than 20 Mbps. After commercial application and promotion of the WTTx solution, operators believe that this solution is ideal for home use. Due to the possibility of integrating home broadband access with voice and video services, this solution ultimately increases average revenue per unit (ARPU).

Ovum senior analyst Julian Bright stated in the keynote speech: "The wireless broadband industry is developing rapidly, including chipset, CPE and the network itself. More and more vendors have begun to proactively participate in this industry." Huawei is committed to promoting rapid and robust development of the wireless broadband ecosystem, and providing end-to-end solutions including chipsets, CPEs, and networks.

Huawei's WTTx has been implemented by nearly 200 operators around the world and is widely used in African countries, such as South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, and Tanzania. ROI is usually returned in no more than two years.

AfricaCom 2016, the largest and most influential Africa-focused tech event in the world, takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 15th to 17th. For more details of Huawei hot topics and MBB VIP Salon, please visit: http://114.67.30.242:8080/mbb_global/

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