Huawei Plans Italian Centre

Huawei confirms plans to build Mobile Innovation Centre in Italy

November 16, 2007

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PALERMO, Italy -- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced plans to sign an agreement with Telecom Italia to work together to develop mobile network applications in a Mobile Innovation Centre (MIC) in Turin, Italy.

The MIC will be an organisation to promote innovative mobile technology. The MIC will provide testing, roadmap development and product optimisation based on Telecom Italia's needs. The centre underscores Huawei's close collaboration with the operator community and reveals the relationship with Telecom Italia and the mutual trust between both parties.

The future working partnership will see Telecom Italia benefit from Huawei's well-established and rigorous approach to R&D. This will enable it to provide innovative services to end-users and improve time to market in delivering new generation wireless broadband solutions. Huawei will benefit from proximity to its customer and a greater understanding of its needs.

Welcoming the sign of deepened collaboration between both companies, Mr Patrick Wen, President of Huawei Western Europe Region, said: "We are immensely proud of the establishment of the MIC as it will enable us to deliver continuous innovation based on Telecom Italia's requirements. As the first Mobile Innovation Centre that has been established with an operator, we are very excited to see what fruits the MIC will bear. I believe this means of collaboration will pave the way for an even closer partnership with Telecom Italia. Laboratory development in isolation is no longer enough - close customer collaboration is critical for any telecommunications equipment provider."

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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