|Huawei Delivers China Unicom's First 3G Network in Zhengzhou|
China Unicom has completed deployment of the country’s first UMTS network in Zhengzhou, Henan province, with the support from Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei. China Unicom, which is one of the three state-run mobile operators, awarded Huawei over 30% share of its Phase One UMTS contract based on number of transceivers to be deployed.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leading provider of next generation telecommunication solutions for operators around the world, today has announced it has deployed China's first UMTS commercial network for China Unicom in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.
The deployment will enable China Unicom to offer high-speed mobile data services, such as high-speed mobile internet and other advanced multimedia services for its end-users.
"It is a milestone in our cooperation with China Unicom. Based on the rich UMTS network deployment experience, we are confident to help China Unicom quickly deploy high-quality UMTS /HSPA networks across China. Huawei is committed to working closely with operators in the development of mobile broadband solutions and through such collaboration deliver business success for our customers." said by Wan Biao, President of Huawei's Wireless Product Line.
In China Unicom's Phase One UMTS tender, Huawei was awarded the largest market share of over 30 percent based on number of transceiver to be deployed. In February 2009, Huawei connected China Unicom's first UMTS video call across 20 leading cites and expects to complete deployment of China Unicom's entire UMTS network, which includes cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, in April 2009.
According to In-Stat, Huawei secured 42 new UMTS/HSPA contracts in 2008, representing 40.4 percent of the total number of new contracts signed globally, and was ranked first for new commercial contracts won in UMTS/HSPA.