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Huawei to build European Packet Switched Core Networks for T-Mobile International

(PresseBox) (Eschborn, ) Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it has been selected by T-Mobile International to provide Packet Switched Core Networks (PS-CN) across five key European countries: Germany, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. This is an important collaboration for Huawei and T-Mobile, indicating an effective partnership between the two companies.

The contract requires Huawei to replace existing networks with its next-generation PS-CN equipment. Huawei's advanced solutions can meet T-Mobile's business needs in future competition. Also, Huawei's long-term evolution strategy in Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) can help T-Mobile to protect its long-term investments while aligning with its development strategy.

In July 2006, Huawei was selected to provide IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network infrastructure and applications for Magyar Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, for its wire line and mobile business lines in Hungary. This latest contract win of PS-CN stands as a proof of the success of Huawei's work with T-Mobile, and is a milestone of the companies' continuous partnership.

"We believe Huawei to be a reliable and trustworthy partner for us, and a company that, we hope, can be a long-term partner," said Joachim Horn, CTO, T-Mobile International. "By deploying Huawei's advanced solutions, T-Mobile is looking forward to providing excellent and more reliable services to its customers and to achieve its strategic business objectives."

"We are delighted to continue working with T-Mobile and we look forward to commencing work on this latest project," said William Xu, the President of Huawei Europe Region and Executive Vice President of Huawei. "At Huawei, besides providing advanced solutions with large capacity, high performance, intelligent billing and full 2G/3G integration, we are committed to providing fast delivery and excellent service, ensuring a win-win outcome for T-Mobile."

HUAWEI Technologies Deutschland GmbH

Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 31 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, visit www.huawei.com.