Huawei Helps Bell Bring LTE to Millions of Canadians

Announce Agreement at Signing Ceremony with Prime Minister Stephen Harper

BEIJING, China, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced today it is providing LTE RAN (radio access network) equipment to Bell Mobility to continue expansion of the recently launched Bell LTE wireless network across Canada. The announcement was made at a signing ceremony today in Beijing with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bell Canada officials in attendance.

"Bell is dedicated to building Canada's broadband infrastructure, investing more than any other company to deliver the latest communications technology to our country," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "LTE is the gold standard of wireless technology, enabling Canadian consumers to connect and Canadian business to compete at a global level with access to the latest superphones, data services and mobile content. The combined scale of Canada's largest communications company and an international technology leader like Huawei ensures we can quickly bring this next generation of mobile technology to millions of Canadians."

The Bell LTE wireless network allows customers to experience all the capabilities of the latest generation of superphones from Bell, including streaming of high-definition television and movies, video chat with friends or colleagues with seamless picture and sound, and downloading of apps and large attachments at least three times faster than with HSPA+ network technology introduced just over two years ago, which now serves more than 96% of Canadians.

"LTE significantly enhances the quality of the customer experience - it is the future of the global wireless industry," said Sean Yang, President Huawei Canada. "As a global company at the forefront of this evolution, we are thrilled to expand our longstanding relationship with Bell as they continue to bring LTE to Canadians.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels.

The Bell Mental Health Initiative is a multi-year charitable program that promotes mental health across Canada via the Bell Let's Talk anti-stigma campaign and support for community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell product and service information, please visit Bell.ca. For Bell Media, please visit Bellmedia.ca. For BCE corporate information, please visit BCE.ca.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com.

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SOURCE Huawei

For further information:

Media contacts: 

Scott Bradley

Vice-President Corporate and Government Affairs

Huawei Canada

Mobile (in China): (86 10) 134 6632 0595

scott.bradley@huawei.com

Duane MacDonald

for Huawei Canada

647-328-3528

duane.macdonald@fleishman.ca


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