Huawei signs contract with Saudi Arabia's Mobily

JEDDAH — Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia's Mobily for the construction of an UMTS network.

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Published: Mon 18 Sep 2006, 9:52 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:22 PM

A statement issued by Huawei, and made available to Khaleej Times here, explained that according to the contract, Huawei will supply its New Generation Node B solution as part of Mobily's (Etihad Etisalat, the second mobile operator in Saudi Arabia) plans to deploy a UMTS terrestrial radio access network (Utran) based on High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA).

The statement added that Huawei strategically collaborates with Mobily, owned by UAE's Etisalat, not only in the field of 3-G but also in deploying GSM networks.

"Huawei is pleased to be the major supplier for Mobily's 3-G Network and deploy a high quality network with strong performance," said Wang Jiading, vice-president, Huawei Technologies, Middle East and North Africa Operations. "We are confident in our ability to continuously add value to our customers with innovative 3-G solutions," he added.

He said that Huawei's UMTS New Generation Node B incorporates new and innovative features, such as an efficient digital power amplifier to support the multi-carrier technology and support for full performance HSDPA. The new generation UMTS Node B effectively improves network performance for operators.

"Huawei's UMTS New Generation Node B has been widely deployed in many countries including Spain, Portugal, Poland, Malaysia, and Hong Kong," he said, and added, "As a leading New Generation Node B supplier, Huawei will consistently focus on customers' needs, and enrich lives through communication by providing innovative products, excellent services and network solutions."

Meanwhile, Siemens recently upgraded the mobile network of Saudi Telecom with W-CDMA technology in the northern part of Saudi Arabia. In the near future, other parts of the country will also be given W-CDMA coverage. Saudi Telecom was the first commercial GSM mobile operator in the Kingdom. Following successful W-CDMA tests with Siemens technology, the company commissioned the Siemens Communications Group with the nationwide installation of 3-G technology.


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