Finnish Shared Network Ltd, the joint venture between Finnish cellcos TeliaSonera Finland and DNA also known as SYV, has deployed Huawei’s Active Antenna Unit (AAU) solution, enabling it to improve network quality and provide an optimal mobile broadband (MBB) experience in Northern Finland. In a press release confirming the development, Chinese vendor Huawei noted that SYV had started to reconstruct the networks belonging to the two cellcos in the north of the country using its AAU solution – which integrates base station antenna equipment with high-performance radio units to help operators efficiently construct greener networks – in order to improve the shared infrastructure performance and reduce joint operational costs.
Commenting on the development, SYV chief executive Antti Jokinen said: ‘SYV selected the innovative Huawei AAU solution because it helps the company deploy efficient networks with lower operational costs, while providing an optimal MBB user experience. In addition to good performance and lower costs, AAU solutions also reduce the number of external equipment deployed. This demand is underlined when operating in a pristine and indigenous natural landscape, such as in Lapland, as well as in locations, where the presence of a top-quality, modern network needs to be experienced, but not seen.’