Telstra has selected Huawei for its first Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile trial in Australia.
The trial will aim to reach peak downlink speeds of up to 150Mbps, providing the basis for streaming high-definition video, video and voice calls, and fast internet browsing.
‘Australians are some of the most data-hungry mobile users in the world. This is a great opportunity to showcase LTE,’ said Huawei Australia CTO Peter Rossi.
Huawei will provide the entire end-to-end LTE/SAE solution for field and lab trials, including macro base stations, distributed base stations and SAE core network. The LTE trial, which will be located in Victoria, is expected to begin in May and will run for three to six months.
Huawei has deployed 60 LTE networks including commercial networks, lab trials and field trials in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.