Huawei has been awarded a $35 million contract by Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board for the construction of a GSM network

June 21, 2004

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DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Huawei Technologies was awarded on June 14, 2004 with a contract worth of USD 35 million, for the construction of a GSM network by BTTB, the state-owned telecom operator of Bengal.

It's a turnkey project, for which, Huawei is to provide engineering services together with a complete set of products including GSM, Micro-wave, WIN, SDH, VMS, SMSC, and Charging and Call Center.

BTTB is a government operator providing PSTN and Data services. After this contract they will provide Mobile Services. This marks BTTB's first entry into the wireless industry. Since August, 2002, eight wireless vendors have competed for the bid. After strict evaluation, BTTB compared the business bids among the technical bid winners and awarded Huawei and another vendor with the project. Huawei is to construct the network in four areas including CTG and Kunla, about 60% area of Bangladesh.

The project is the first phase of BTTB's wireless project. Completion Date of Project is at the end of this year. In the coming two years, BTTB is to expand the network and extend the network coverage to all over the country.

Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board (BTTB)

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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