Vodafone and Huawei confirm strategic relationship at Downing Street

Huawei Technologies, a provider of next generation telecom solutions for operators around the world, confirmed its strategic relationship with Vodafone in the presence of Premier Wen Jiabao and Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Downing Street in London.

During the signing ceremony, Mr. Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone and Mme. Sun Yafang, chairperson at Huawei, formally recognised the broad range of commercial agreements where the two companies were working closer together to deliver improved levels of service to Vodafone customers.

One of the more recent agreements recognised was Vodafone Turkey’s decision to select Huawei to build its 3G network to deliver voice and fast speed data services to its customers. The project, which will run over the next five years, will cover major cities in Turkey, including Istanbul.

Huawei’s advanced 3G wireless technology will continue to provide Vodafone with modern, efficient networks that will help Vodafone to remain competitive.

Vincent Pang, vice president and head at Huawei Vodafone Business Unit, stated: “Huawei is very proud to be able to strengthen our strategic partnership with Vodafone. We are committed to providing a fast and reliable service and will spare no effort in helping Vodafone deliver this to customers where ever we work together.”

Meanwhile, a protester at Cambridge University yesterday threw a show at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, calling him a dictator. Wen was giving a talk on the global economy and had that morning signed a series of trade agreements with Gordon Brown.