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Huawei to Construct 1st 3G Network for EWNZ

Huawei to Construct 1st 3G Network for EWNZ

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), one of the world's leading networking and telecommunications equipment suppliers, was recognized by New Zealand Econet Wireless New Zealand Limited ("EWNZ") as the latter's strategic partner for WCDMA networks deployment. This is the first 3G network deployed by EWNZ in New Zealand, and is the first 3G network for its majority shareholder, EWG, in the world. Moreover, it's the first 3G network constructed by Huawei in the Australasia area.

Huawei, as the sole vendor, will start the first deployment phase in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, and target to complete the nationwide networks within the next 3 years.

Given the fact that the existing wireless offerings are still generally expensive, New Zealand Government takes active action in deregulating the market, introducing competition, so as to reduce consumers' overall telecom expenses. Thus the Government is very supportive on EWNZ 3G project.

With fast response to customers' needs, high quality products and cost-effective & customized solutions, Huawei will not only provide New Zealand mobile users with more attractive services and cost-saving options, but also help EWNZ to roll out customized services quickly and reduce the operational costs and risks. More importantly, Huawei will help EWNZ to enhance its market competitiveness in New Zealand with its extensive experience in 3G construction and operation.

Huawei provides end-to-end WCDMA solutions, including a complete set of WCDMA wireless base station systems, core networks and IN, which provide rich 3G services such as video phone, high-speed internet access, wireless mail, MMS, VMS, and other multimedia services.

As one of the leading suppliers in the global telecom industry, Huawei is dedicated to research and development of advanced mobile technologies and provision of value-added services as well as high-quality and customized solutions to carriers around the world. Huawei is recognized by the industry as the fastest-growing 3G provider and it has provided total mobile solutions and services for operators in more than 60 countries and has already won 11 UMTS commercial contracts in the Netherlands, U.A.E, Hong Kong, Malaysia, etc.

About EWG EWG is a multi-national telecom operator, and till now has already deployed and operated wireless networks in many countries, such as Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Lesotho, etc.

About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei") is one of the world's leading networking and telecommunications equipment suppliers, specializing in the research & development (R&D), production, sales and marketing of telecoms equipment. Huawei is dedicated to providing innovative, customized equipment, services and solutions to meet the different needs and requirements of customers worldwide and creates long-term value for customers and realizes their potential growth.

Huawei's product portfolio comprises wireless products (eg. UMTS, CDMA2000, GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE and WiMAX); network products (eg. NGN, xDSL, optical network and data communications products); value-added services (eg. Intelligent network, CDN/ SAN and wireless data) as well as mobile and fixed terminals.

At present, Huawei serves over 300 telecommunications operators including 22 of the world's top 50 operators.

Huawei's products and solutions have been deployed in more than 90 countries worldwide.

For more information, please visit Huawei's website at http://www.huawei.com .

ENDS

SOURCE Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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