Huawei partners with Bell, TELUS, on Canadian innovation centers

JANUARY 17, 2011 By Stephen Hardy -- Huawei has signed deals with Canadian carriers Bell and TELUS to establish joint innovations centers.

JANUARY 17, 2011 By Stephen Hardy -- Huawei has signed deals with Canadian carriers Bell and TELUS to establish joint innovations centers.

The memorandum of understanding with Bell calls for Huawei and Bell to collaborate on developing and enhancing broadband wireless technology, core network products, and value-added service offerings.

“Huawei played a key role in the introduction of Bell’s world-leading HSPA+ network, and we’re confident this Joint Innovation Centre will create further breakthrough products and services that keep both companies at the forefront of mobile communications technology,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

TELUS and Huawei will partner on broadband, wireless and wireline offerings. The memorandum of understanding with Telus sets the partnership at three years, with each company owning 50% of the innovation center. Comparable details of the agreement with Bell were not released.

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