Huawei demos LTE Broadcast in Asia with Smart Communications

Huawei successfully demonstrated LTE broadcast technology (also known as LTE multicast) in Southeast Asia working with operator Smart Communications in the Philippines. The companies used the 2.1 GHz spectrum for the demo.

Using evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) technology, Smart streamed pre-loaded videos on three channels from its base station in Quezon City to another base station in Makati. The videos were viewable on three LTE-capable handsets provided by Huawei, as well as a TV set equipped with a device that converts data received by an LTE SIM.

Smart claimed the successful trial shows that its LTE network, which launched in August 2012, is on par with those of U.S. operator Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and Australian operator Telstra, both of which are testing LTE Broadcast. Article.