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Huawei to Commercially Launch 56Mbps HSPA+ Solution in 2010

Huawei has unveiled a new 56 Mbps HSPA+ solution, which will be commercially launched in 2010. It will enable operators to double peak mobile broadband download speeds to up to 56 Mbps through a software upgrade. The new solution, which features multi-carrier and MIMO (multiple-input-multiple-output), was demonstrated in Beijing at the P&T/Wireless & Networks Comm China 2009 show.

Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced plans to launch a 56Mb/s HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) commercial solution in 2010. Huawei's latest solution will enable operators to offer download speeds that is twice what is available today.

The 56Mb/s HSPA+ solution featuring multi-carrier and MIMO (multiple-input-multiple-output) technologies was successfully demonstrated in Beijing at P&T/Wireless & Networks Comm China 2009.

"Advances in mobile broadband, particularly record breaking data speeds and capacity of HSPA networks, have had a profound impact on the telecom industry and demonstrate the enormous potential of UMTS/HSPA," said Wan Biao, President of Wireless, Huawei. "This 56Mb/s HSPA+ solution will enable operators to maintain their industry leading positions and provide consumers with an ever more attractive mobile broadband experience."

This industry-leading solution allows operators currently using Huawei's fourth generation and 38xx series base stations to smoothly evolve their legacy networks to 56Mb/s HSPA+ networks via software upgrades alone, and deploy leading edge networks at significant cost savings that ultimately protect their long term investment.

As a leading provider of end-to-end mobile broadband solutions, Huawei has deployed over 10 commercial HSPA+ network contracts, as of August 2009. In Asia Pacific, Huawei has deployed a commercial 28Mb/s HSPA+ network, and, along with leading operators including Japan EMOBILE, Singapore StarHub, Vodafone Turkey and Hong Kong PCCW, Huawei has launched five commercial HSPA+ networks which support downlink speeds of up to 21Mb/s.