Huawei partners with Digicel, allowing the GSM mobile operator to provide international roaming and mobile data services to CDMA customers

March 14, 2007

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SHENZHEN, China -- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it has partnered with Digicel Group (“Digicel”) to deliver a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network in the Caribbean, allowing the Caribbean’s largest GSM mobile operator to provide international roaming and mobile data services to its CDMA customers.

The first stage of the project includes five of Digicel’s 22 markets including Jamaica, Bermuda, Aruba, Cayman Islands and Barbados. With the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network, Digicel is now the first GSM operator in the region to simultaneously offer GSM and CDMA services, and travelers to this region will be able to roam on Digicel’s network and experience seamless CDMA roaming service.

According to Mr. Mario Assaad, Digicel Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO): “Huawei will help us deliver the most seamless and intelligent CDMA international roaming and high speed wireless data services in the main tourism areas along the Caribbean Sea. When traveling to the Caribbean, many U.S. mobile customers used to experience poor service and erratic network coverage from CDMA Caribbean operators. Now, they can come to the Caribbean and be assured of reliable mobile service by roaming on our seamless mobile network.”

“We are delighted that our cutting-edge technology and services are supporting Digicel to realize market opportunities in the Caribbean,” Mr. Jiang Yafei, President of Latin America Region department at Huawei, said. “Caribbean’s telecommunications market is growing rapidly, and Huawei will provide the best solutions and user-friendly services to support Digicel’s requirements on network and service.”

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Digicel Group

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