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Press Release -- May 11th, 2012
Source: Huawei
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Huawei and YOTA Networks Launch the First Commercial LTE Network in Moscow

[Moscow, Russia, May 11, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and the Russian operator YOTA Networks today announced the successful launch of the first commercial LTE network in Moscow.

YOTA Networks is committed to providing its customers the best and fastest possible Mobile Broadband Internet experience in Russia. To keep its industry's leadership in mobile broadband, YOTA Networks has decided to provide Mobile Broadband (MBB) based services enabled by a best of breed LTE network. As such, YOTA Networks selected Huawei as its preferred technology partner.

In terms of the project, Huawei supplies YOTA Networks with cutting-edge end-to-end SingleRAN LTE/EPC solution and built the commercial LTE network on 2.6GHz. The solution provides downlink peak rate of up to 70Mbps and 140Mbps depending on the capacity of the radio channel (10 or 20 MHz), showing excellent performance for mobile broadband networks.

Vice president of Key Customer Operation Department of Huawei in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Sergey Varyukhin (Сергей Варюхин) said: "We are proud to be chosen as a partner of YOTA Networks, and further on we intend to support this operator in the launch of the most advanced services. Huawei has already realized a large number of projects of LTE commercial launch in many countries. The launch of such network in Moscow is a major step in the development of mobile broadband access market in Russia".

The successful launch was preceded by all-round testing at April - May 2012 showed stable features and high availability of the operator’s network.

According to the latest GSA's (the Global mobile Supplier Association) LTE Evolution Report released in April 2011, there are 64 commercial LTE networks launched globally. 31 of them are using Huawei's end-to-end SingleRAN solution. Huawei is now ranking No.1 worldwide with nearly 50% market share.

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