Telecom service provider Vodafone has selected Huawei for Project Spring network project in Africa and Europe. Earlier, Ericsson and NSN signed similar deals with the mobile operator.
According to earliest estimates, the total size of Vodafone Project Spring project is around $11.2 billion. Huawei did not share the size of the deal.
As per the five-year deal, Huawei will supply SingleRAN solutions and beam-forming Active Antenna System to expand and strengthen Vodafone’s mobile coverage, enhance customer experience and improve operational efficiency.
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With Ericsson, Huawei and NSN signing the network deals with Vodafone, ZTE and Alcatel-Lucent are the remaining two big telecom equipment vendors to sign the deal.
15 countries including the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, DRC and Ghana will benefit from Huawei’s products and services for Vodafone radio access networks.
Huawei’s SingleRAN solutions will allow Vodafone to support wireless communications services on a single network infrastructure, under multiple mobile communications standards (2G, 3G, and LTE), while the beam-forming Active Antenna System will greatly simplify the antenna deployment and improve data throughput performance.
Huawei rotating CEO Eric Xu said: “Our technology helps Vodafone accelerate the transformation of the mobile broadband experience they offer both to consumers and enterprises.”