CTBC Partners With Huawei

CTBC selects Huawei as strategic partner to build GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks in Brazil

September 24, 2004

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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- An all-round strategic partnership between CTBC and Huawei, the largest telecom equipment supplier of China, was recently observed by the agreement signed by Mr. Weber Pimenta de Melo , CEO of CTBC, and Mr. Richard Zhang Wei, CEO of Huawei do Brazil. Both CTBC and Huawei established further cooperation in both mobile and fixed network.

CTBC selected Huawei to build a next generation mobile network. Huawei will provide a total telecommunication network solution to CTBC with whole Mobile Infrastructure (GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS), Data (Core Router), Optical Network (SDH and DWDM), Broadband Access (DSLAM) and a unified value-added service platform.

The delivery and installation of the equipments will be fulfilled in the shortest possible time. In December of 2004 CTBC plans to put Huawei mobile network into commercial deployment in its concession area including Sao Paulo , Minas Gerais, Goias and Mato Grosso do Sul.

"Effectiveness of capital investment is the highest priority in network development. Huawei Technologiesf solutions are very attractive in optimal combination of price and quality. As our strategic partner, Huawei can provide customized and high cost-effective solutions to meet our needs ", emphasized Mr. Weber Pimenta de Melo.

"CTBC is the first operator to adopt Huaweifs products in fixed network. We are grateful to CTBC for its trust and for the given opportunity to also let us demonstrate the advantages of Huawei's mobile network solutions in Brazil", said Richard Zhang Wei. "As for Huawei we intend to do everything in our power to create the network that will fully meet our customersf demand."

Huawei will provide the total solution from core network, wireless access network, service platform and transmission system. For the core network, Huawei will provide new generation soft-switch MSC, which is based on R4-structure with packet switch technology and adopts advanced technologies. Also, Huawei soft-switch MSC can be shared by GSM and WCDMA, enabling a smooth evolution into 3G systems. It is the first time that GSM soft-switch MSC (Based on R4-structure) is put into commercial application in Latin America.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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