TOKYO, JAPAN, December 17, 2009 ---
The RRE-equipped base stations will account for about half of the initial LTE base stations when DOCOMO becomes one of world's first operators to launch an LTE service in December 2010.
The deployment is a part of DOCOMO's initial plan to layer a 2GHz LTE network over its existing 3G network to provide dual
The new RRE (also known as remote radio head) allows the relatively easy and efficient installation of LTE base stations to existing
The RRE-equipped base station comprises a master unit for signal processing and maintenance functions and the RRE for modulating and demodulating both
RRE-equipped Base Stations
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