Huawei to Deploy Europe’s First SDR-enabled Commercial GSM/UMTS SingleRAN Network for TeliaSonera in Finland
[Helsinki, Finland, June 26, 2009] Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that TeliaSonera has chosen to deploy Huawei’s SingleRAN solution which will enable TeliaSonera to simultaneously provide its subscribers in Finland with high-quality GSM and UMTS services using the same 900 MHz spectrum. This network is Europe’s first GSM/UMTS converged network based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology.
Under the agreement, the existing GSM network will be upgraded to use Huawei’s SDR-enabled base stations. Additional equipment to be provided will include radio network and base station controllers, operating support system and services to support network deployment. Esa Rautalinko, CEO of TeliaSonera Finland Oy, said: “Huawei’s SingleRAN solution will contribute to our goal to give an up-to-date mobile broadband experience to a growing number of customers while also supporting the fixed-mobile migration in the more rural areas in Finland. End-users will be able to experience enriched communications services including voice, video and data services” “We are delighted to have this opportunity to build this state-of-the-art network using our unique SingleRAN solution”, said Richard Yu, President of Huawei European Region, "Customer-centric innovation is our strategy. We are confident in our ability to deliver an excellent network for leading operators like TeliaSonera to support their business success.” Huawei’s SingleRAN solution enables operators to achieve full convergence of multi-mode wireless networks, including base stations, base station controllers, sites and operation as well as maintenance management. It provides a simple and unified radio access network which can achieve GSM, UMTS and LTE functionalities simultaneously and is software configurable according to different traffic model to have more GSM or more UMTS capacity. - End - About TeliaSonera TeliaSonera provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. We are the leading European provider of quality cross-border voice, IP and capacity services, provided through our wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2008, TeliaSonera’s net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, and at the end of December 2008 the total number of subscriptions was 135 million in 20 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Simplicity and service are important tools for us in creating profitable growth and value for our customers and shareholders. Read more at www.teliasonera.com About Huawei Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions, and now serves 36 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com