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Motorola, Huawei create new UMTS venture

Posted: 31 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Motorola? Huawei Technologies? UMTS? HSPA? XX?

Motorola Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd announced a new collaboration to bring an enhanced and extensive portfolio of UMTS and high speed packet access (HSPA) infrastructure equipment to customers worldwide.

As part of the collaboration, the two companies will establish a joint research and development center in Shanghai, China, where employees from both companies will work on development of the architecture and portfolio of products and services. According to the press release, the portfolio will offer mobile operators worldwide a compelling choice of UMTS solutions, including one of the broadest ranges of radio access, circuit and packet core products and HSPA over a wide range of new frequency bands. This relationship is expected to provide time-to-market advantages while enhancing the ability of both companies to rapidly evolve their UMTS portfolios for the global market.

Motorola will contribute to the collaboration its services expertise in network design, deployment and integration, as well as providing value added services such as network performance, network security, network management and operation support systems. Huawei, on the other hand, will contribute its increasing expertise in technology innovation, research and development.

"With this collaboration, we are better positioned to meet our customers' 3G network infrastructure needs both today and in the future," said Greg Brown, president of networks and enterprise for Motorola, in a statement. "This agreement enhances our technological innovation while also creating cost savings for our business."

"Today's announcement will result in a highly competitive commercial product and extensive services portfolio, which will provide operators with immediate access and support for high quality, efficient UMTS and HSPA solutions for deployment worldwide, and help enhance their competitiveness in the market," added Zhang Shunmao, president of wireless product line of Huawei.

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