Banglalink Deploys Huawei's Butterfly Site Solutions for Rural Areas

Banglalink Deploys Huawei's Butterfly Site Solutions for Rural Areas Image Credit: Huawei

Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers of Bangladesh, is deploying Huawei's Butterfly Site Solutions to connect the unconnected in rural areas.

Banglalink and Huawei already completed Butterfly Site deployment in the suburbs of Dhaka. This helped verify the capability of the Butterfly Site Solution to support continuous networking and hybrid networking with three-sector sites. The site statistics showed as much as 30% reduction in rural sites, claims Huawei.

According to Huawei, this solution helped Banglalink optimize the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) structure of rural sites and resolve the conflicts between offering coverage services and gaining profits from the services.

Butterfly Site is an innovation of Huawei to meet mobile service needs in vast rural areas. Using two high-gain 90-degree antennas and a high-power remote radio unit (RRU), a butterfly site can still retain the same coverage even when one sector is diminished. The Butterfly Site solution leads to a reduced use of antennas and RRUs by one third. Device weight reduction enables on-pole mounting and power consumption reduction enables solar power supply, ensuring further savings in project engineering and electricity and diesel consumption for daily device running.

The butterfly site solution is a part of Huawei's rural network offering that includes Macro nTnR to realize wide coverage, two-sector Butterfly Sites to achieve cost-effective continuous coverage, and Simple Site that combines on-pole installation and solar power supply to deliver accurate coverage of isolated sites.

Sanjay Vaghasia, Chief Digital Officer, Banglalink
When Mobile Operators are faced with challenge of expanding mobile coverage in disperse rural area, only way to stay competitive is through innovation and this time we have successfully deployed “Butterfly Site solution” in Bangladesh. 

Colin Shi, CTO, Huawei Bangladesh 
RuralStar solution, which includes Butterfly Site enables operators to connect rural populations profitably and build a true all-connected world.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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