[Beijing China, February 9, 2012]: At a signing ceremony this morning with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and TELUS officials in attendance, Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced it will be providing LTE RAN (radio access network) equipment to TELUS for its LTE wireless network across Canada.
"Huawei has become a strong business ally for TELUS throughout the years, and we are very pleased to extend our relationship as we rollout our LTE network across Canada," said Eros Spadotto, TELUS executive vice-president of Technology Strategy and Operations. "This initiative is the latest technology evolution in the wireless network upgrade path made possible by our 4G wireless network launch in 2009, in which Huawei played an important role."
TELUS' LTE network will enable customers to enjoy even faster speeds when they want to be entertained on-the-go, stay connected with family and friends, visit their favourite social media sites, engage with business contacts wherever they are, and access healthcare applications.
"We are excited to be working with TELUS as they rollout their LTE network across Canada. This new network will be fully optimized to meet world-leading KPIs by Huawei's local teams," said Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada. "With our leading position in LTE deployments around the world, we are confident that we will provide TELUS and its customers with a superior network experience that is faster and more seamless."