COLT announces it will deploy Huawei Quidway Router platforms into its Internet access and IP VPN corporate services

February 24, 2005

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LONDON -- COLT Telecom Group plc today announced that it is extending its range of key suppliers to include Huawei Technologies. Initially, COLT will deploy Huawei Quidway Router platforms into its market-leading Internet Access and IP VPN Corporate services. COLT is one of the leading providers of IP VPNs in Europe with more than 850 business customers benefiting from secure networks that can connect data centres, offices, homeworkers, suppliers and customers using high bandwidth technology and low-cost DSL access.

The choice of Huawei, one of the fastest growing telecommunication network solutions providers emerging from China, is in line with COLT's 'Future in Focus' strategy and is a further demonstration of the company's commitment to innovation and cost leadership by delivering high quality, competitively priced business communications services which incorporate the features and flexibility demanded by customers. COLT will work with Huawei in the future to ensure that customers continue to reap the benefits of technological advances in telecoms networks.

"We have been impressed by the quality and the support that Huawei has been able to offer us," said Ken Starkey, Chief Operating Officer. "We believe Huawei can deliver increased value to our customers and we look forward to exploring how to bring more of their innovative technology into our networks."

"We are delighted to form this pan-European relationship with COLT," said William Xu, EVP Huawei Technologies. "The fact that a service provider with such a strong reputation for customer service has agreed to work closely with Huawei is further endorsement of our ability to deliver and support the most sophisticated managed data services in the market."

Huawei will also provide support services including integrated supply chain management, logistics, technical support services and technical training across Europe.

Colt Telecom Group plc

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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