Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, has become the first telco to deploy the Infinera TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution. It has been deployed across HGC's optical network in Hong Kong.
According to Infinera, ""the TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution is a leader in this emerging fronthaul market, boasting low latency, superior synchronization, low power consumption and high density. It will allow HGC to provide mobile operators with high capacity active mobile fronthaul services within the Hong Kong region.""
It added: ""The rapid deployment of 3G and 4G, along with the unrelenting growth of video, social media and cloud applications accessed via smart phones and tablets is creating the need for more bandwidth to the cell tower. Mobile operators like HGC's sister company 3 Hong Kong are transforming their networks by driving fiber to the cell tower and moving to a centralized or cloud-RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture using Infinera's groundbreaking TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution. This new fronthaul architecture prepares HGC and its mobile operator customers not only for growth of 3G and 4G but also for a smooth transition to 5G services.
""HGC's deployment of the transponder-based active option of the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution provides mobile fronthaul services featuring high bandwidth and low latency with superior synchronization performance. With these services, HGC's customers can reduce their operating expenses while improving RAN performance.""
Byron Chiang, Chief Technology Officer of HGC, said: ""We considered the mobile fronthaul solutions in the market and concluded that the Infinera TM-Series solution best enables HGC to deliver massive bandwidth with low latency, while being adaptive to the evolution of mobile technology.""