Huawei Soft-Launches 3G

Huawei Technologies partnering with Telekom Malaysia made a successful 'soft launch' of its pre-commercial WCDMA (3G) network in Malaysia

October 23, 2003

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Huawei Technologies, announced that the company, partnering with Telekom Malaysia, the pioneer 3G operator of Malaysia, has made a success in the soft launch of its pre-commercial WCDMA network in Malaysia.

"We strongly believe TMB's 3G WCDMA pilot network will become another success story to highlight Huawei's win-win commitment with our global partners, " Dr. Alexander Liu, vice president of Huawei Asia Pacific Operation, said in his opening speech at the soft launch ceremony. Following the welcome speech, Mr. Omar Zaki, CEO & Project Director of TM 3G Group, highly commended Huawei for its quickness of network deployment and success of the first 3G phone call that ensued, and its capacity of providing a wide range of mobile data services.

"TM will invest billions of Ringgit (Malaysian currency) for 3G launch in Malaysia, " he added, "and we trust your knowledge, expertise and commitments can benefit Telekom Malaysia in delivering quality services to our customers."

Malaysia government was one of the first in the region to issue 3G licenses. Huawei-Telekom 3G pilot network covers the city center of Kuala Lumpur, including the renowned Petronas Twin Tower and KL Tower. The pilot project is intended for providing voice, video phone, plus a broad array of data services, such as Multimedia Message, KJAVA Download, Portal, WAP Browsing, Location Based Service, Personal Information Management, etc. at the speed up to 384 Kbps. A variety of commercial 3G handsets can be supported in the network.

This soft launch is just the beginning of cooperation between Telekom Malaysia and Huawei. In the near future, Huawei will be working closely with Telekom Malaysia on the R&D, business plan, as well as the provisioning of attractive and lucrative 3G applications & services.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Telekom Malaysia Bhd.

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