Huawei to power LTE network of Portugal Telecom

Telecom Lead Asia: Portugal Telecom has selected Huawei
SingleRAN LTE solution to launch commercial LTE services in Portugal.

Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE solution enables Portugal Telecom
to integrate existing GSM networks and new LTE networks on a single platform.

The country’s largest mobile operator will be offering
data speeds up to 150Mb/s and providing end users with seamless mobile

Customers will benefit as the new LTE network will enable
rich multimedia applications such as video conferencing, high-definition
content transmission, high-speed video downloads and social network updates,
giving customers an unparalleled mobile broadband experience.

 “Portugal Telecom is pleased to have Huawei as
our strategic partner for the important launch of commercial LTE services in
Portugal. We are committed to providing our customers with the best mobile broadband
experience and believe that the best way to do this is by implementing Huawei’s
innovative solution and drawing upon its rich commercial experience,” said
Alfredo Baptista, CTO of Portugal Telecom.

“Our successful LTE partnership with Portugal Telecom
is evidence of how successful our SingleRAN LTE solution is in helping
operators cope with the challenges of simultaneously operating multiple
networks to meet mobile broadband demands. In continuing to focus on
customer-centric innovation, we remain committed to being the best business
partner for all of our customers worldwide,” said Ying Weimin, president
of GSM&UMTS&LTE Networks for Huawei’s Wireless Network Business Unit.

According to GSA, 72 commercial LTE networks have been
launched globally, of which 34 LTE networks were deployed by Huawei.

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