January 8, 2016
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has secured a contract with Bulgarian telecoms operator, TransTelecom, to deploy a commercial WiMAX network in the business districts of the country’s major cities, including Sofia and Varna.
Huawei will deploy an end-to-end WiMAX network on the 3.5GHz frequency band, and will supply terminals. It will also upgrade the TransTelecom central exchange equipment.
TransTelecom deployed a 16d-based WiMAX network in 2006, in response to increasing demand for broadband services.
Huawei will now deliver an upgraded 16e-based network integrating technologies such as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA). This will provide high bandwidth, wide area coverage, large capacity, and enhanced mobility.
The new base stations deployed by Huawei will allow TransTelecom to quickly roll out new services to its customers. It will also provide significant costs savings for TransTelecom.
TransTelecom selected Huawei for the project because of the company’s commitment to the project throughout the selection process, and because of its capabilities in network migration paths for WiMAX commercial deployments.
The new network is expected to be fully operational in 2016.