Huawei has announced that it has been selected by HT Mobile Communications Centre, a joint venture between Hanoi Telecom Joint Stock Company and US-based Hutchison Telecom, as a key partner in rolling out its new national GSM network. HT Mobile is currently undergoing a telecom transformation and switching from CDMA to GSM technology, and is scheduled to launch its new GSM national network next year.
Under the agreement, Huawei will be responsible for the design, building, deployment and management of HT Mobile's GSM network across 26 provinces in the northern and central region of Vietnam. Upon completion in mid-2009, all sites within the two regions will be equipped with Huawei's 4th Generation BTS green solution, a state-of-the-art next generation GSM solution. The solution is environmentally friendly, huge in capacity to provide for network expansion and offers seamless future-proof evolution. As part of the project, Huawei will also provide a host of microwave transmission equipment and solutions to HT Mobile to meet the different application requirements.
* Huawei began its operations in Vietnam in 1998. Today, most of the Huawei solution portfolio has been applied in this market, including GSM, CDMA, Transmission, Datacom, Fixed Access Network, Core Network, Application & Software as well as Terminals.
* The HT Mobile network was launched in February 2005 under a business co-operation contract signed in July 2004 between the Hanoi Telecom Joint Stock Company and Hutchison Telecom Vietnam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Telecom. To keep pace with market and technology changes, HT Mobile has successfully obtained government approval to convert from CDMA technology to GSM.