M1 has awarded a five-year contract, valued at SG$280 million, to
Huawei to provide a turnkey LTE solution. The Chinese vendor will be
responsible for the installation of macro base stations, distributed
base stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for M1’s LTE network in
Singapore. The operator plans to launch LTE services in the first
quarter of 2012.
M1 Limited (M1) - Singapore's leading mobile, broadband and fixed
telecommunications service provider, today announces the deployment of
South East Asia's first commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in
LTE is capable of delivering downlink speed of up to 300 Mbps and is
specifically designed for the efficient carriage of data traffic. The
new network will enable rich multimedia applications such as video
conferencing, high-definition content transmission, high speed video
downloads and social network updates, giving M1 customers an unbeatable
mobile broadband experience.
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications
network solutions for operators around the world, has been awarded a
five year contract valued at S$280 million, to provide the turnkey LTE
solution for M1. This will include installation of macro base stations,
distributed base stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC), for M1’s
island-wide next generation network.
"We are building an advanced world class mobile network which will
truly enhance the wireless internet experience for our customers, and
cater to the increasing demands of future mobile devices and
applications,” commented Ms Karen Kooi, Chief Executive Officer, M1
Added Ms Kooi, “With Huawei’s strong global track record and
technological expertise, we are confident that this partnership will
maintain M1’s technology leadership in the wireless space.”
Huawei’s President of wireless product line, Mr David Wang Tao said:
“It is a great privilege for Huawei to be M1’s partner in the
deployment of the region’s first commercial LTE network. With our
innovative end-to-end solution, Huawei is fully committed to make this
network deployment a success.”
M1’s LTE network is scheduled for island-wide completion in the first quarter of 2012.
About M1 Limited
M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic mobile, broadband and
fixed communications service provider, with over 1.9 million customers.
Established in 1997, M1 became the first operator to launch ultra
high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next
Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus
on quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 brightens lives
by linking anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more
information, visit www.m1.com.sg
About Huawei Technologies Co., Limited
Huawei is a leading telecoms solutions provider serving 45 of the
world’s top 50 telecom operators. Huawei’s products and solutions have
been deployed in over 100 countries and support the communications
needs of one third of the world’s population. The company is committed
to providing innovative and customised products, services and solutions
to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers.
To date, Huawei has deployed over 100 SingleRAN networks which are
capable of evolving to LTE. Over 30 of these networks have launched or
announced that they will soon launch LTE. These include the world's
first LTE Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) network for TeliaSonera in
Norway and the deployment of the world's first pre-commercial LTE Time
Division Duplex (TDD) network for China Mobile at the 2010 Shanghai
Huawei shares its patent and standards achievements with industry
partners in an effort to build an open, cooperative, and harmonious LTE
industry environment. Huawei has submitted more than 7000 LTE/SAE
standard contributions to 3GPP, being the leading contributor with 173
approved contributions of LTE Core Specification (RAN1-RAN3) in 3GPP.
For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com.
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