|Vodafone awards Huawei 3G Expansion Contract in Spain|
Huawei Technologies, a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, announced today that it has been awarded a High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network expansion contract by Vodafone that will serve all the seven major cities in Spain, including Barcelona and Madrid.
This HSPA expansion contract follows the successful deployment of Huawei's first contract with Vodafone Spain, signed in August 2006. With this contract, Huawei has greatly increased its market share with Vodafone Spain as well as become its major HSPA mobile network partner. Under the HSPA agreement, Huawei has supplied Vodafone Spain with innovative Distributed Node Bs. The Node Bs' Remote Radio Unit (RRU), with an output power of 40W, can be installed directly on masts, decreasing power loss and increasing network coverage and performance. These features boost the performance of HSPA networks. Since the deployment the first phase of the HSPA project, a subscriber survey by Vodafone has indicated improved network performance.
"Huawei's dedication and commitment to expanding the network ensured Huawei achieved an excellent deployment pace that helped fulfill Vodafone's business objectives last year" said Jaime Bustillo, CTO of Vodafone Spain. "I'm sure that the expansion project will enable us to achieve further successes together and we look forward to continuing this partnership with Huawei."
"We are delighted to have efficiently deployed a quality HSPA network for Vodafone Spain and to have been awarded the expansion contract," said Mr. William Xu, President of Huawei Europe. "Huawei is committed to customer-oriented innovation, creating solutions and technologies that provide long-term value for our customers to help them realize their potential. We look forward to further cooperating with Vodafone in the future."