Asia Express - Mobile Communications
Huawei to Deploy Mobile Networks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, India
May 14, 2009
Chinese telecommunications network solution provider Huawei Technologies has been selected by Telekom Srpske to deploy its 3G UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)/HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) network and PS (Packet Switch) core network in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a press release by Huawei on May 7, 2009. In addition to the capability of providing high-speed mobile broadband communications, Telekom Srpske is expected to be able to upgrade its network in the future by means of Huawei's fourth-generation NodeB and SingleRAN solution. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Meanwhile, Huawei's Indian unit has obtained a US$150 million order from Indian mobile operator Unitech Wireless for the supply, installation, and maintenance of network equipment, according to a Wall Street Journal report on May 12. Unitech Wireless is the telecom arm of Indian real estate developer Unitech. The fledgling telecom obtained a license in 2008 for operating in 22 telecom circles in India, and the contract with Huawei covers three circles: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. It is reported that the deal will be executed over a period of five years. Alcatel-Lucent is the other equipment provider to have won Unitech's equipment supply contract, according to Reuters India.