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Huawei to Supply Mobile Broadband Modems for Telenor

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July 24, 2009

Huawei to Supply Mobile Broadband Modems for Telenor

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Huawei recently inked a global master agreement with Telenor (News - Alert) Group to supply mobile broadband modems.

Headquartered in Norway, the Telenor Group is an international provider of high quality tele, data and media communication services with mobile operations in 13 markets across the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia.

In the coming year, the China-based telecommunications provider will deliver 1.2 million Mobile Broadband Modems for Telenor’s 13 operating companies in Europe, CIS and Asia, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia.

Noting Huawei (News - Alert) to be a major supplier of broadband terminals, Kjell Nordhagen, Global Terminal Procurement director in the Telenor Group said that they are pleased to cooperate with Huawei.

Reciprocating Nordhagen’s feelings, Jerry Wang, head of Telenor Business Unit of Huawei, said in a release that in addition to providing Telenor with best quality modems, Huawei will deliver fast response, flexible customization and best services to facilitate Telenor’ s business success.

Huawei notes a recent report from consulting firm ABI Research (News - Alert). According to the report, Huawei succeeded in securing 55 percent of the global mobile broadband terminal market this year.

The company shipped over 30 million mobile broadband units by the end of February 2009. It has served 235 operators in 115 countries and provided them with customization solutions that match subscriber requirements.

Huawei was recently in news for launching the world’s first LTE (News - Alert) eNodeB ready for large-scale commercial deployment. This LTE eNodeB can fully support a downlink rate of up to 150 Mbps in commercial LTE networks.

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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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