Huawei Deploys State-of-the-Art HSPA Network Across Canada for Bell

Wed Nov 4, 2009 3:01pm EST

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PLANO, Texas--(Business Wire)--
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network
solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it has deployed
an HSPA network across Canada for Bell utilizing Huawei`s leading SingleRAN
solution and base stations. 

Huawei provided Bell with network infrastructure for the buildout of its new
HSPA network, which also offers Bell an efficient upgrade path forward to LTE.
Bell`s new network, launched three months ahead of schedule, delivers high-speed
mobile access to approximately 93 percent of the Canadian population across more
than a million square kilometers, serving both rural and remote locations as
well as urban areas. The new HSPA network is the latest evolution of the
international GSM mobile standard, supporting peak download speeds of up to 21
Mbps. 

"Bell has delivered the largest, fastest and most reliable wireless network in
Canada ahead of schedule," said Stephen Howe, Chief Technology Officer and
Senior Vice President of Wireless Networks for Bell Mobility. "We are pleased to
have worked with Huawei to deploy a state-of-the-art wireless network that ranks
among the very best in the world." 

"This project with Bell is an important milestone for us in North America," said
Carl Liu, Executive Vice President of Huawei North America. "We provide
industry-leading distributed base station solutions for operators around the
world, and this solution has been deployed in Europe in large quantities. This
is the first time we`ve deployed this advanced solution in North America, which
will provide Bell with a superior network while reducing OPEX." 

As a leading provider of end-to-end mobile broadband solutions, Huawei has
deployed over 28 HSPA+ networks, 10 of which have been commercially available. 

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell
Mobility wireless, Bell high-speed internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite
television, Bell home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and
information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a
Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's
products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on
BCE, please visit www.bce.ca. 

About Huawei

Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and
now serves 36 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users
worldwide. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized
products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential
for its customers. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.

Huawei
Jannie Nguyen, 972-769-3603
Public Relations Manager
214-415-0815 (cell)
jannie.nguyen@huawei.com

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