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Huawei, China Telecom launch 3G services in 52 cities

Posted: 22 Apr 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:China 3G? CDMA? EV-DO service?

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and China Telecom have announced the commercial launch of new 3G CDMA networks in many of China's largest cities and regions.

Using Huawei' s equipment, China Telecom' s 3G CDMA services are available for the first time in 52 cities, including eight of the largest cities in China, such as Beijing, Tianjin and the Jiangsu, Guangdong, Shandong and Shaanxi provinces. Huawei's 3G CDMA network solutions have enabled China Telecom to upgrade its existing CDMA2000 1X networks to 3G EV-DO while lowering deployment costs and ensuring uninterrupted services.

"It is very exciting to see 3G CDMA services going live for the first time across China and Huawei is proud to have contributed to this important milestone," said Zhao Ming, VP of wireless, Huawei. "There is no doubt that these world-class mobile communications technologies will generate enormous economic and social benefits for China. We are looking forward to completing the nation-wide construction of China Telecom's state-of-the-art next generation mobile communications network so that these benefits can be realized."

Huawei was recently awarded the largest share of China Telecom's 3G related contracts and also has the highest market share in China's CDMA infrastructure and terminal market. Huawei is supporting all three operators in China deploy a new generation of innovative and customized mobile communications services in this fast-growing market.

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