Huawei announced today (6 March 2014) that it has been awarded a five-year contract by Vodafone to expand the Single Radio Access Network (SingleRAN) for its Project Spring Phase 1 programme across the world. The company joins fellow OEMs Ericsson and NSN whose involvement was announced last week (26 February 2014).
Under this programme, Huawei will deliver a number of network enhancement projects including both products and services for Vodafone radio access networks in 15 countries including the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, DRC and Ghana.
These projects will use Huawei’s SingleRAN solutions and beam-forming active antenna system to expand and strengthen Vodafone’s mobile coverage, enhance customer experience and improve operational efficiency.
Huawei’s SingleRAN solutions will allow Vodafone to support wireless communications services on a single network infrastructure, under multiple mobile communications standards (2G, 3G, and LTE), while the beam-forming active antenna system will greatly simplify the antenna deployment and improve data throughput performance.
Huawei rotating CEO, Eric Xu, said: 'Huawei is honoured to have been entrusted by Vodafone with this global project. Over the last few years, together with Vodafone, we have successfully demonstrated the performance, reliability and efficiency of Huawei’s SingleRAN solutions.
'We look forward to working on this extension of our long-standing strategic relationship, which reflects the increasing demand for high-quality mobile broadband networks we are seeing globally as 4G grows in popularity. We believe our innovative technology helps our customers accelerate the transformation of the mobile broadband experience they offer both to consumers and enterprises.'
See also: Vodafone selects Ericsson and NSN for Project Spring network investment