Huawei Wins Peruvian Network Deployment Contract
Published on: 17th Feb 2014
Huawei says that it has been awarded a contract by Entel Group affiliate Nextel Peru to build a nationwide GSM UMTS LTE network.
Nextel Perú acquired a 4G spectrum license in July 2013, and Huawei was later selected to build a nationwide MBB network. The network will cover nearly all of Peru, including its capital city Lima, and aims to cover all of Nextel Perú's subscribers.
The network will also be the first large-scale commercial deployment of Huawei's Active Antenna Unit (AAU) in South America.
The contract states that Huawei will exclusively provide over ten thousands AAU sets. The AAU solution facilitates rapid site deployments, and provides site space savings of up to 75% space on rooftops, towers and poles compared to traditional solutions.
The AAU solution was also chosen for its capability to solve challenges related to lack of site resources and site acquisitions.
Financial and timeline details for the contract deployment were not released.