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Press Release -- May 8th, 2012
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Huawei Conducts World’s First Commercial Network LTE Category 4 Trial

[Shenzhen, China, May 8, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the world's first successful execution of an LTE Category 4 field trial on a commercial LTE network in Europe. The field trial demonstrated excellent performance with download data rates of up to 150Mbps.

The trial was based on an LTE Category 4 device and one commercial LTE network deployed by Huawei in Europe. The LTE device made use of the industry's first Hisilicon LTE multi-mode chipset to support LTE R9. The trial is an LTE industry milestone as it helps meet the requirements of fast data traffic growth in an era of mobile broadband and brings an unparalleled service experience to end users.

Huawei is dedicated to promoting new technology and driving mobile broadband commercialization. At the 2012 Mobile World Congress, Huawei showcased a cutting-edge LTE-A inter-band carrier aggregation (CA) solution to improve the utilization of discontinued spectrum resources. Huawei also featured Beyond LTE technology, which significantly increases site peak rates of up to 30Gbps (20 times faster than existing commercial LTE networks).

"This commercial trial not only proves Huawei to be the world's first vendor to support end-to-end LTE Category 4 solutions, but also consolidates Huawei's leadership in LTE technology innovation," said Ying Weimin, Huawei president for GSM&UMTS&LTE wireless networks. "The top global mobile operators have chosen Huawei for commercial LTE deployment."

According to the latest "Evolution to LTE" GSA (Global mobile Supplier Association) report released on April 12, 2012, Huawei launched 31 of the 64 commercial LTE networks launched globally, more than any other company.

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