O2 completes live network upgrade with Huawei’s SingleRAN solution

Huawei, provider of next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has announced that it has successfully completed the largest ever live network upgrade in Germany for Telefónica O2 Germany.

Under the agreement, Huawei will also deliver an additional 3,000 base stations to O2 in Germany as part of its network expansion. The operator has chosen to deploy Huawei’s SingleRAN solution for a GSM/UMTS converged network in the southern region of Germany, covering major cities such as Munich and Stuttgart.

“It’s a great achievement. 494 days after signing the contract we reached the most important milestone with the biggest swap project in the O2 history,” said Manfred Kickartz, vice president of network region south of Telefónica O2 Germany. “That was fantastic teamwork. Thank you all for that absolutely extraordinary performance.”

“The successful completion of Germany’s largest ever network upgrade reflects our strong capability in delivery,” said Walter Haas, CTO Huawei Germany. “Our advanced SingleRAN solution enables the operator to simplify the radio access network unifying both GSM and UMTS functionalities. This state of the art network will be significantly enhanced in coverage quality and able to meet the operator’s demands for increased data traffic.”

As part of its All-IP convergence strategy, Huawei’s SingleRAN solution enables operators to achieve full convergence of multi-mode wireless networks, including base stations, base station controllers, sites and operation as well as maintenance management.

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