Huawei forms strategic alliance with Algeria Telecom covering CDMA, GSM, switches, access network, transmission, and data services

June 29, 2004

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SHENZHEN, China -- An all-round strategic partnership between Algeria Telecom (AT) and Huawei, the largest telecom equipment supplier of China, was recently observed by the agreement signed by Chettih, Board Chairman and President of AT, and Sun Yafang, Board Chairwoman of Huawei. Both AT and Huawei expressed their hopes for further cooperation in such fields as CDMA, GSM, switching, access network, transmission and data services, as well as technical exchange, training and business development.

As the largest integrated telecom operator in the country, AT operates fixed network, mobile network (GSM), transmission network and data network, employing over 20 thousand staff and with an expected income of US$900 million in 2004. Huawei began marketing in Algeria in 1999. Through years of perseverance in Algeria, Huawei has impressed Algeria with an excellent image of an international telecom equipment supplier from China. Till now, Algeria has become one of the largest African markets of Huawei, which is one of the most important suppliers of Algeria Telecom. With large-scale commercial applications of CDMA, GSM, switches, access network, transmission and data communications products, the cooperation between Algeria Telecom and Huawei further deepens.

In 2003, the per-capita GDP of Algeria exceeded $2,000, while its penetration of fixed and mobile network only reached 6%. According to the planning of Algerian Post and Telecommunications Ministry, the fixed network penetration will double by the end of 2005, reaching a two million volume, which brings a good opportunity for in-depth cooperation between Algeria Telecom and Huawei. The population of Algeria is distributed so unevenly that 80% of the population resides in the mountainous northern regions along the coastline of Mediterranean, where the fixed network access is not economical. To provide fixed network services in a cost-effective way, the Algeria Telecom adopts the combination of CDMA2000 WLL and traditional wired access as the major solution.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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