Huawei Signs Five Year Agreement with Telenor Group to Supply Radio Access Networks throughout Europe and Asia
Oslo, Norway, December 9, 2014 – Huawei announced today that it has signed a global agreement with Telenor Group, one of the world’s major providers of mobile communications, to supply radio access equipment and professional services over a five year period. The Global Frame Agreement focuses on modernizing existing 2G and 3G networks and further offers Telenor’s subsidiaries leading 2G, 3G and 4G technologies through Huawei’s innovative solutions and professional services.
“We are pleased that Huawei continues to invest and leverage their innovation in mobile technology with Telenor. LTE is a key area of focus for Telenor and with Huawei global experience in building and supplying radio access equipment and professional services, Telenor will continue to bring superior mobile broadband experiences to end users,” said Hilde Tonne, EVP and Head of Group Industrial Development, Telenor Group.
“As a long standing trusted partner of Telenor, we strive to deploy efficient, competitive and profitable mobile broadband networks. We are delighted to sign this five years agreement to provide core assets to support Telenor achieve commercial success in mobile broadband,” said David Wang, President of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line.
Huawei and Telenor have partnered in Radio Access Network technology since 2008. Huawei’s world class SingleRAN solutions are the first to support 2G/3G/4G on same boards. The smooth evolution and easy maintenance greatly simplifies mobile networks. Furthermore, the Cutting-Edge Easy Macro, Blade Site, SRC are most innovative solutions Huawei will offer to help Telenor build the best MBB networks in Telenor markets.
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Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. Telenor Group has mobile operations in 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as an economic stake of 33 per cent in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 14 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with 179 million mobile subscriptions in its consolidated operations per Q3 2014, revenues of NOK 104 billion in 2013, and a workforce of about 33,000.
For more information about Telenor Group, please visit www.telenor.com