Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, announced the deployment of the Infinera TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution across HGC’s optical network in Hong Kong. HGC owns an extensive fiber-optic network in Hong Kong and provides a broad set of communications services. The deployment of the solution will allow HGC to provide mobile operators with high capacity active mobile fronthaul services within the Hong Kong region.
According to Infinera, 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 TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution.