Huawei today, announced the commercial availability of the world’s first 8×8 MIMO LTE outdoor CPE. The B3368 provides an experience of up to 1 Gb/s and triples FWA capacity compared to MBB benchmarks.
This innovation enables operators to provide fiber-like services over LTE networks while maximizing both spectral efficiency and the value of LTE networks.
The B3368 supports all FDD and TDD bands, 4CC CA with a maximum bandwidth of 80 MHz, and 256QAM. By combining the powerful functions, this product supports a peak rate of up to 1 Gb/s.
The B3368 supports up to 8×8 MIMO and 4-SRS antenna selection. Together with Huawei’s leading Massive MIMO base stations, this product delivers a tripled capacity over MBB base stations. Service provisioning capability is also tripled, reducing per-line costs by 60% and enabling operators to extend broadband services to more homes and enterprises without deploying new base stations, maximizing the network value.
The B3368’s built-in antennas support smart antenna selection, meaning that the base station providing the best signal quality is always selected during initial installation and upon network changes without requiring manual adjustment of antenna azimuths. Installation efficiency is tripled, reducing installation and maintenance costs.
“4G/5G FWA enables operators to achieve rapid provisioning of fixed broadband services. In 2018, 4G FWA connections outgrew FTTH in markets outside China. 4G/5G FWA services are also ushering in an era of Wireless Fiber. Wireless Fibers will contribute to further widespread usage and development of fixed broadband.” said Zhang Yiqu, Director of Huawei’s WTTx Domain.