Huawei to deploy Telekom Srpske's 3G network

MAY 8, 2009 -- The network technology provider has been selected to deploy the service provider's UMTS/HSPA network and packet switch core network in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

MAY 8, 2009 -- Huawei (search Lightwave for Huawei), a provider of next-generation telecom network technologies for global operators, has been selected by Telekom Srpske to deploy its UMTS/HSPA network and packet switch (PS) core network in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to Huwaei, the agreement represents a "breakthrough" with Telecom Serbia Group in the mobile infrastructure arena.

The new 3G network will enable Telekom Srpske to offer high-speed mobile broadband communications, such as high-speed mobile Internet and other advanced multimedia services. Huawei says its 4th Generation NodeB and SingleRAN technologies will enable Telekom Srpske to smoothly upgrade its network in the future.

"We are very glad to join hands with Huawei and to extend collaboration into the mobile field," says Predrag Culibrk, chief executive officer of Telekom Srpske. "By introducing Huawei's leading HSPA/UMTS solution, Telekom Srpske will be able to rapidly launch 3G services, and our customers can enjoy a fast and reliable multimedia mobile network wherever they want."

Yan Linxiang, managing director of Huawei's Serbian office, adds, "We are delighted that Telekom Srpske has placed their trust in Huawei. With our state-of-the-art mobile solutions and proven record, we are confident of quickly deploying a robust, high-quality network across Bosnia and Herzegovia that will help Telecom Srpske further strengthen its market position."

According to In-Stat, Huawei secured 42 new UMTS/HSPA contracts in 2008, representing 40.4% of the total number of new contracts signed globally, and was ranked first for new commercial contracts won in UMTS/HSPA. As of 1Q09, Huawei has won 139 UMTS/HSPA commercial networks contracts.

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