Tricom selects Huawei for network upgrade

28 May 2013 |


Tricom has selected Chinese vendor Huawei for its network upgrade in the Dominican Republic.

Tricom’s existing CDMA network is expected to be upgraded to LTE using Huawei’s SingleRAn CDMA/LTE system, a software defined radio (SDR) technology designed to quickly deploy an LTE network, as well as protect CDMA investment.

“Tricom believes it is the right time to leverage LTE developments for our mobile broadband strategy and we're committed to building a quality solution for our users,” said Santiago Peralta, CTO at Tricom.

"We chose Huawei's SingleRAN solution, not only because of Huawei's global experience in network deployment, but also for the superior performance of its solutions that will help us to quickly achieve our goals and provide end users with faster and better mobile broadband experiences."

Tricom’s LTE network is hoped to deliver high-speed mobile broadband services to the Dominican Republic, and an internet connection ten times the existing pace.

The network will initially cover the country’s capital city of Santo Domingo in addition to several other major cities, with plans to roll out the network to the rest of the country throughout 2013.

“With the coming of LTE, the development path for CDMA operations has become broader,” said Kevin Wu, president of CDMA/LTE wireless networks at Huawei.

“Huawei delivers a convergent and evolved MBB network for global CDMA operators to meet end user demand for excellent data services.”

Earlier this month Huawei partnered with VTLWavenet to upgrade its network, on the London to Paris route, to 100G.