Huawei powers Bell Mobility LTE network in Canada

By Telecom Lead Team: Huawei announced it is providing LTE
radio access network equipment to Bell Mobility support expansion of LTE
wireless network across Canada.

The announcement was made at a signing ceremony in Beijing
with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bell Canada officials in attendance.

“LTE is the gold standard of wireless technology,
enabling Canadian consumers to connect and Canadian business to compete at a
global level with access to the latest superphones, data services and mobile
content. The combined scale of Canada’s largest communications company and an
international technology leader like Huawei ensures we can quickly bring this
next generation of mobile technology to millions of Canadians,” said Wade
Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility.

The Bell LTE wireless network allows customers to experience
all the capabilities of the latest generation of superphones from Bell,
including streaming of high-definition television and movies, video chat with
friends or colleagues with seamless picture and sound, and downloading of apps
and large attachments at least three times faster than with HSPA+ network
technology introduced just over two years ago, which now serves more than 96
percent of Canadians.

“LTE significantly enhances the quality of the customer
experience – it is the future of the global wireless industry. As a global
company at the forefront of this evolution, we are thrilled to expand our
longstanding relationship with Bell as they continue to bring LTE to
Canadians,” said Sean Yang, president Huawei Canada.

Recently, Huawei surpassed Ericsson and Nokia Siemens
Networks to emerge as top European LTE base station equipment vendor in
2011.  The Chinese equipment maker rose from half the number of European
LTE base station deployments as Ericsson in 2010 to its European competitors,
according to NPD In-Stat.

Huawei leads European LTE base station equipment market

Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks will grab second and
third spots respectively in the market in 2011. With 90 percent the trio
dominates the LTE base station equipment market.

Samsung is far behind the top three with less than 1 percent
share in European LTE base station equipment market in 2011. The company was
expected to lead the Asia Pacific region.

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