A joint announcement has been made by Huawei (News - Alert) and NII Holdings, Inc. that equipment and related services for new W-CDMA networks being developed by NII subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil will be provided by Huawei. Huawei is a top company providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. NII Holdings (News - Alert) is a top provider of mobile communication services. The company operates in Latin America under the NEXTEL brand.
Under the contemplated agreements, the core network, radio access network or RAN and backhaul will be developed and delivered by Huawei. The company will be customizing all the components for NII’s Push-to-Talk service. Huawei had successfully built W-CDMA networks for Nextel Peru in 2009. The company is also deploying W-CDMA network for Nextel Chile.
In a release, Alan Strauss, EVP and CTO of NII Holdings said, "Partnering with technology leader Huawei on the development of our 3G network deployments in Brazil and Mexico will enable us to continue to deliver on the differentiated wireless communications offerings our customers have come to expect. We will provide our customers in those markets with next-generation wireless service offerings."
Strauss added that a significant step in bringing high-quality and efficient 3G communication services to the customers is the selection of Huawei as 3G network supplier. The company’s commitment to 3G strategy in Latin America is demonstrated with this expanded relationship with Huawei.
According to Eric Xu, EVP of Huawei, the company is honored to help NII in building W-CDMA networks for its subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil.
In a release, Xu said, "We fully understand the importance of the loyalty and trust NII has placed in us. Huawei is committed to delivering outstanding W-CDMA networks in both Mexico and Brazil and will continue to support NII with the innovative technologies, creative applications and distinguished devices that support their competitive edge."
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Edited by Jennifer Russell