Vodafone has continued to accelerate Project Spring plans by announcing another network expansion deal with Huawei.
The Chinese firm has signed a five-year deal with the operator and will expand its Single Radio Access Network (SingleRAN) as part of its worldwide phase one programme.
Fifteen counties (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana) will benefit from enhanced mobile coverage due to Huawei’s Active Antenna System.
The SingleRAN solutions will support Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and LTE wireless communication services on a single network infrastructure. Within the last few weeks the British operator has announced similar deals with Ericsson and Samsung for its phase one Project Spring rollout.
Huawei rotating CEO Eric Xu said: ‘Huawei is honoured to have been entrusted by Vodafone with this global project. Over the last few years, together with Vodafone, we have successfully demonstrated the performance, reliability and efficiency of Huawei’s SingleRAN solutions. We look forward to working on this extension of our long-standing strategic relationship, which reflects the increasing demand for high-quality mobile broadband networks we are seeing globally as 4G grows in popularity. We believe our innovative technology helps our customers accelerate the transformation of the mobile broadband experience they offer both to consumers and enterprises.’