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Huawei, Mobily to deploy HSDPA in Saudi Arabia

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:packet-switched core network? HSDPA deployment? packet core installations?

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd announced that it has been selected to provide packet switched core network for HSDPA deployment of Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Co.) in Saudi Arabia. When completed, the technology deployment is claimed to be one of the world's largest packet core installations and is expected carry the highest data traffic of any network.

Mobily, a 3G mobile operator in the Middle East, has built a large-scale HSDPA network that offers innovative services for mobile users and is also used by home users as an alternative to traditional broadband services. The Mobily 3.5G network can support high-speed access to Internet services. The success of these applications depends on carefully managing the data traffic and ensuring the safety and reliability of the user experience. To achieve these, Huawei will provide packet core solution with high-capacity and high-bandwidth, completely supporting the HSDPA deployment. The capabilities of the IP packet core will also allow Mobily to offer highly customized prepaid solution for local and roaming customers.

The converged architecture of the Huawei solution will also be used for existing 2G data services and will support future data network requirements as Mobily continues to enhance their network.

"We are honored to have been selected for this critical role by Mobily," said Zhang Xinyu, VP of Huawei core network. "Huawei's innovative IP Packet Core solution, with its high-capacity, flexibility and support for multiple standards, will help Mobily continue to evolve their advanced services offerings."

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