Huawei’s Core Network Equipment Successfully Deployed into KPN’s Mobile Network

Published January 31st, 2007 - 11:00 GMT

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and The Netherlands B.V/ KPN MOBILE N.V. (“KPN Mobile”), have announced that Huawei’s circuit and packet switched network equipment has been successfully introduced into KPN Mobile’s network.

Huawei’s mobile softswitch product was selected to expand the capacity of the core network in the Circuit Switched (CS) domain, while adhering to KPN Mobile’s stringent requirements. It is a key part of KPN Mobile’s strategy is to deliver service to customers through shared radio and core network infrastructure.  This is the first commercial deployment of Internet Protocol (IP) based mobile softswitch network architecture in Europe.

“We are pleased that the project to replace KPN Mobiles core network with the future proof Huawei core network is well on track. Huawei has shown its ability to supply European tier one operators and deliver on time a network with outstanding quality of service performance that will benefit our customers. The KPN Mobile network is now ready for the future, mainly based on the efficient IP protocol architecture,” said Sietse Sijperda, chief technology officer of KPN Mobile.

In the Packet Switched (PS) domain, Huawei’s high-capacity 2G/3G SGSN is currently carrying KPN Mobile’s second generation PS traffic, and 3G traffic will migrate to this equipment shortly.  Huawei’s Gateway GPRS Support Nodes (GGSN) will also be introduced into KPN Mobile’s network. The deployment of Huawei’s PS equipment provides KPN with an advanced, high-capacity network onto which next generation IP based services can be deployed with greater flexibility.

“The successful deployment of Huawei’s CS and PS equipment into KPN’s commercial network is of great significance to us,” said Wang Jiading, vice president, Huawei Technologies MENA Operations. “This implementation highlights the excellent quality of our core network products, our strong delivery capability, and the trust of leading operators in Huawei as a mobile network equipment supplier.”

Huawei’s mobile softswitch is renowned for its reliability and stability. The company was the first vendor to introduced the mobile softswitch solution for commercial use. To date, Huawei’s mobile softswitch solution serves more than 170 million subscribers worldwide and has the largest market share in new mobile softswitch sales. Huawei also pioneered the integrated 2G/3G PS product, which is currently deployed in more than 40 countries for over 55 million subscribers.

About KPN
KPN offers telecommunication services to both consumers and businesses. The core activities are telephony, Internet and television services in the Netherlands, mobile telecom services in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and data services in Western Europe. KPN is market leader in the major segments of the Dutch telecom market and is actively growing market share in the new IP and DSL markets. Through E-Plus and BASE, KPN occupies a strong position in the mobile markets in Germany and Belgium respectively.

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





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