Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has showcased the world’s first multi-mode terminal chip solution based on 3GPP R9. Huawei’s multi-mode solution represents a new milestone in the maturing of the LTE industry and proves the convergence of LTE TDD (Time Division Duplexing) and FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing), accelerating the realization of global LTE TDD/FDD roaming services.
The chipset is a game changer for operators since the availability of high performance multi-mode LTE terminals is a prerequisite to attracting high value MBB (mobile broadband) subscribers.
The key product in this multi-mode solution, named Balong 710, is the baseband processor chip Hi6920—the industry’s first chip with the ability to support LTE R9. Previously, chips were only available for support of 3GPP R8. Huawei’s Hi6920 is the industry’s fastest multi-mode chip to support a complete range of standards: LTE TDD/FDD/TD-SCDMA/UMTS/GSM/EDGE/GPRS. Based on industry-leading technologies such as dual-layer Beamforming and MIMO（Multiple Input Multiple Output), the Hi6920 brings users the best experience and highest downlink data rates of up to150Mb/s.
In addition to the Balong710, Huawei has also showcased other multi-mode terminal devices including the mobile Wi-Fi device E598.
Within the MENA region, Huawei continues to play a leadership role in LTE technology development. Earlier this year, the company was involved in the deployment of the region’s widest LTE network in the UAE as well as the recent launch of STC’s LTE TDD services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Huawei also released the world’s first LTE TDD wireless broadband router this year in conjunction with the commercial availability of Mobily’s large-scale LTE TDD network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.