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Small Polish Town Gets LTE Broadband Network

Ożarowice, Poland has a population of only 1,700. Due to its geographic remoteness, sparse population, and low funding, companies are unwilling to build communication networks there. Previously, wireless access was provided by local Internet service providers which led to poor IT infrastructure and low penetration of broadband Internet services with the public. The situation hindered city development.

To speed up information communication and bridge communication between the government and its citizens, the city government built a broadband network independent of ISPs, VoIP, and mobile video surveillance services.

To minimize project duration and costs they decided to use wireless solutions. Huawei is a major LTE solutions provider and the first to support TD-LTE for commercial applications. Huawei’s eLTE solution supports deployment on the 3.7 GHz band, and uses lightweight equipment and special outdoor terminals to permit efficient broadband access. The solution helped Ożarowice build an efficient modern network to promote mutual communication among government sectors, provide more convenient and stable broadband Internet access for its citizens, and create a foundation for monitoring data pertaining to water electricity, and coal stocks.

The Ożarowice project was recognized by the European Commission for constructing a next-generation access network. The EC classifies LTE as a supported broadband technology. Optimized costs of network construction show that LTE is a solution suitable not only for mobile operators, but also is the perfect option for publicly-funded networks. Synergy generated by cooperation between these two sectors can promote integrated solutions for creation of wireless networks without complications caused by technological incompatibility between systems.