Globe inks deal with China's Huawei


Posted at Mar 02 2015 04:39 PM | Updated as of Mar 04 2015 10:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom on Monday said it is the first operator in the world to deploy Huawei's SingleSON (self-organizing network) solution.

Globe signed a cooperation agreement with Huawei for the pioneering SingleSON deployment during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday to optimize its wireless network performance, operation and maintenance.

The solution would allow Globe to manage the growth and development of mobile data services traffic, which is seen to continue into the next decade.

Globe said the SingleSON solution was recently tested live on the mobile network’s 20,000 2G, 3G and 4G cells – the largest deployment so far for Huawei SingleSON.

Globe said the performance of the solution exceeded expectations with immediate improvement on both drop call rates as well as users’ throughput. It also exhibited better sharing of radio resources between layers and technologies.

Globe said it plans to deploy the SingleSON solution nationwide in 2015.

"The capabilities of the SingleSON solution in improving our network’s O&M efficiency and performance are impressive. It will allow us to continuously deliver a great user experience without additional manpower resources to manage an increasingly more complex network. We are pleased to collaborate with Huawei on the development of the SingleSON solution, and we look forward to work with them on new, innovative solutions under our strategic partnership framework," Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan said.

"The SingleSON technology will be further developed and enhanced with the development of future-oriented 4.5G, 5G, and other advanced wireless communications technologies. In this regard, we will continue providing innovative solutions to our customers in order to help them operate more efficiently and deliver a wonderful customer experience," Jiang Wangcheng, President of Huawei SingleOSS Product Line, said.

According to Huawei, the features, development and improvements of the SingleSON solution’s first commercial trial performed on the Globe network were shared with several other trials in more than 25 networks in countries and regions.