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Huawei’s butterfly site for rural coverage:

To provide mobile services cost-effectively to rural areas requires innovations in hardware form factor, not just software and services. Small cells in backpacks, self-backhauling clusters, satellite cells all address the wide variety of deployment scenarios in remote and rural areas. One of Huawei’s portfolio of solutions is the butterfly site, which has achieved its first commercial deployment this year in Bangladesh. Huawei said the results of the Bangladesh roll-out showed that extending a macro network using butterfly sites reduced the total cost of ownership by about 30% compared to traditional three-sector sites. The butterfly site has two sectors and is designed to be power efficient, and to simplify network construction with a compact, streamlined approach. Using high-gain antennas with a…

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