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Press Release -- October 18th, 2011
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“Most Innovative Mobile Broadband Deployment” Award Recognizes Huawei’s Global Potential to Bridge Rural Digital Divides

[Austin, US, 18 October, 2011]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the world's first LTE DD800 commercial network, as deployed by Huawei for Vodafone Germany, has been recognized with the 2011 RCR Wireless News Innovation Awards in the category of "Most Innovative Mobile Broadband Deployment."

This is a further endorsement of Huawei's abilities in respect of leading commercial LTE deployment. In June of this year, Huawei was honored with the "Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation" award from Global Telecoms Business. Huawei's achievements received similar recognition with awards at the LTE Word Summit 2011.

Following release of the 800MHz (DD800) band from analogue TV, many operators opted for the "Digital Dividend" to meet escalating data demand from increasing smartphone usage. By significantly improving mobile broadband coverage services in rural areas not covered by broadband, the successful LTE DD800 SingleRAN based project between Huawei and Vodafone is the first scalable demonstration of LTE ‘s ability to bridge Digital Divides around the world.

Congratulating Huawei and Vodafone, Jeff Mucci, CEO & Editorial Director of RCR Wireless News, commented"The RCR Wireless News Mobile Innovation Awards recognize those having a material impact on our global mobile broadband industry and the economy as a whole. With multiple submissions, competition for an award in this category was especially fierce. However, the LTE DD800 commercial project submission was a clear indicator of the way in which Huawei and Vodafone are spearheading commercialization of LTE. We offer them many congratulations on a well deserved win."

David Wang, President of Wireless Network, stated Huawei's appreciation:"This award recognizes the joint endeavors of both Huawei and Vodafone. It evidences our commitment to becoming the best business partner for operators worldwide. We will work with global carriers to drive MBB success forward based on our innovation ability and leading advantage in the wireless field."

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