Huawei takes first step into Japanese market with eMobile contract

21 Jul 2006

Huawei Technologies has signed a deal with propsective Japanese mobile operator eMobile to deploy Japan’s first all internet protocol (IP)-based radio access network. Initially, the Chinese vendor will help eMobile deploy the network in Sendai, Sapporo and Hiroshima before developing a nationwide UMTS network in the following years. The deal marks the first of its kind for Huawei in Japan, and the company hopes to use it as a springboard for expanding its operations in the East Pacific region. Huawei’s sales last year stood at USD5.9 billion, and during the first six months of 2006 overseas sales surpassed domestic sales for the first time.

Japan, Huawei Technologies