Huawei Wins GSM Network Expansion Contract from Mobilink
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the signing of a GSM network expansion contract with Mobilink, the largest mobile operator in Pakistan.
Under the terms of the contract, Huawei is to supply its GSM Mobile Softswitches to Mobilink to serve additional capacity of 3.2 million lines. With this contract, Mobilink’s total network capacity deployed with Huawei GSM Mobile Softswitches now reaches 10 million lines. The largest mobile operator in Pakistan, Mobilink enjoys a strong customer base with 55 per cent market share. Huawei was awarded the contract for phase one of the network construction with a capacity of 1.5 million lines at the end of 2005. The network went through several expansion stages in the following six months as a result of the rapid increase in subscribers. The expansion under the current contract will increase the total network capacity to 10 million lines.
As leading telecommunications network solutions vendor, Huawei is the first company to successfully integrate 3GPP R4 technologies into a GSM network, and deploy unified 2G/3G core networks. Based on the principle of separating the control and bearer, Huawei Mobile Softswitch solutions provide large network capacity and excellent processing performance to ensure smooth offering of services. Its IP-based distributed architecture can effectively simplify the network structure, speed up the network deployment, and reduce network transmission cost. Huawei Mobile Softswitch solutions significantly reduce network construction and maintenance costs protecting the long-term investments of carriers.
Mobilink is the largest overseas subsidiary of Orascom Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company with GSM operations in seven emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Huawei continuously devotes itself to providing innovative solutions and high quality communication networks for customers. To date, Huawei has already deployed its GSM Mobile Softswitches in more than 100 telecom networks in over 60 countries across the globe, and ranked No. 1 in the world in terms of Softswitch shipment.
Mobilink GSM (PMCL), an overseas subsidiary of Orascom Telecom, started its operations in Pakistan in 1994. It has become the market leader both in terms of business growth and customer base in the country. Mobilink is the first cellular service provider to operate on a 100% digital GSM technology in Pakistan.
For more information, please visit www.mobilinkgsm.com
About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.