At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband Forum, held in Tokyo on Thursday and Friday of last week, the messaging from the networking giant was about moving from SingleRAN to the CloudRAN, harvesting capacity and IoT gains from 4.5G (LTE-A PRO) and preparing for 5G.
The company’s main launches were targeted at improvements to 4.5G – LampSite 3.0, antenna advances, WTTx – and at putting an architecture in place within which 5G-capable radio elements can be deployed later. This was all about enabling the CloudRAN, with the company sounding a big fanfare for its new Mobile Cloud Engine (MCE) architecture and the features that can be enabled from this distributed cloud presence.
The Mobile Network was there to snap the action on the event floor. Here’s a recap.