Telenor Chooses Huawei for Arctic Circle LTE Build

Huawei today announced that it has teamed up with Telenor Norway to jointly launch the world’s northernmost LTE site.

June 27, 2011

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SVALBARD, NORWAY -- Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, today announced that it has teamed up with Telenor Norway, the incumbent telecommunications company in Norway, to jointly launch the world’s northernmost LTE site. The site is deployed on Svalbard, an archipelago located at 78°13′N in the Arctic Circle in a climate so extreme that the temperature plummets to 50 degrees below zero in the winter. Huawei’s LTE equipment has historically demonstrated excellent stability in extreme weather conditions and Telenor, which has provided service on the islands for 100 years, has entrusted Huawei to enable it to continue this exemplary service.

100 years ago, Telenor built the first telegraph tower on the islands and now, 100 years later, Telenor has launched Svalbard’s first LTE site. For everything ranging from radio waves to wireless broadband, Huawei will assist Telenor to complete the service platform evolution in order to retain the industry lead.

Mr. Harald Norvik, chairman of the board of Telenor Group, said, ”Svalbard has changed radically in recent years, and we have continually improved the communications options for the local populace. The launch of this advanced LTE network marks the next step in our evolution.”

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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