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Huawei Lands German Deals

QSC enhances VOIP network in Germany with Huawei; IZB introduces second source Huawei technologies

March 14, 2005

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HANNOVER, Germany -- The QSC AG, national telecom provider with own DSL-Network in Germany, has decided to use Huawei Technologies, a leading network solutions provider, as a valuable partner for the build-out of its voice over IP network infrastructure. The QSC AG currently enhances the nationwide voice infrastructure with VoIP technology and will presumably in May 2005 operate the largest VoIP-Network in Germany.

The Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies, a global supplier of total network solutions, is building together with QSC the first Next Generation Network (NGN) in Germany. The QSC IP-MPLS backbone will be using Soft-Switches and gateways of Huawei Technologies, dramatically enhancing VoIP-Voice communication and reliability and quality of the connections.

“Huawei convinced us with their first-class price-performance ratio coupled with excellent know-how and impressive flexibility and speed”, Dr. Bernd Schlobohm, CEO of QSC AG explains. “We are entirely sure that in the fields of quality and voice and data integration Huawei will be a valuable partner”.

George Xia, Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Deutschland comments the agreement: “Huawei greatly appreciates that QSC has chosen Huawei’s industry leading NGN solution. We value QSC as an innovative company, which is implementing future oriented technologies and services. Huawei will strongly support QSC in implementing innovative and market oriented services with our world class R&D. As an important factor for the success George Xia analyses the close cooperation between the two companies. The committed style and honest mode of the cooperation will be the basis for future success.”

---In a separate release---

HANNOVER, Germany -- Huawei Technologies today announces the successful implementation of its Quidway Router Series in the network of the German financial carrier IZB Informatik-Zentrum München-Frankfurt a.M. Together with Huawei’s German Premium-Partner Controlware GmbH the Quidway NE and AR Series Routers were successfully implemented into the financial network.

IZB, a financial carrier and provider of data centre services within the German Sparkassen organization, operates for independent banking institutions a multitude of centralized and decentralized services. In order to improve the services and available bandwidth for the banks, IZB upgraded nearly 3000 locations from a Token Ring to an Ethernet infrastructure. For this application Huawei Quidway Series AR 28xx Routers were considered as a second-source and underwent a strict pre-qualification procedure. IZB found that Huawei’s Routers fulfilled the current and future demands for profitable network operation, even meeting the strict reliability standards of the financial industry. Today Huawei Quidway routers are operational in about 700 of the 3000 locations.

Following the good experience with Huawei’s Datacom products in the access field, IZB further considered deploying Huawei’s NetEngine Series Routers for their newly planned MPLS backbone network. Due to the recentralisation of most of the banking services to Datacenters in two locations in Nuremberg, the available bandwidth on the existing network became insufficient and therefore IZB decided to replace the existing ATM infrastructure by a much more performing MPLS backbone network. After issuing an official tender and inviting several vendors to bid, IZB finally decided to test Huawei’s Quidway NE40 backbone routers and AR46xx routers for application in the MPLS backbone network. The products passed the meticulous tests successfully and therefore IZB introduced this equipment into its core network.

Today, Mr. Anton Mueller, CEO of IZB, states: “Before using Huawei equipment in our network, we were mainly relying on the equipment and support of one supplier, so we are now very glad that we were able to establish Huawei as a new important supplier and partner for IZB. We’re very satisfied with the service and support Controlware and Huawei do provide. Before knowing about Huawei, I did not think that a Chinese vendor would be able to supply us with equipment and know-how to support a financial backbone network application in Germany. But I’m happy to admit, Huawei has proven its case.”

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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