Network solutions provider Huawei Technologies Germany has deployed what it claims to be the country’s first CDMA network for German cable operator NetCologne. The vendor was contracted to construct the Cologne-based network at the end of 2008 and the infrastructure covers 160 square kilometres, making it available to a potential one million people. The cableco launched the CDMA network earlier this week to provide its ‘Mobile SpeedNet’ mobile data service for students at the University of Cologne. The wireless internet service offers data transfer speeds of up to 2Mbps download and 1.8Mbps upload, and costs EUR9.90 (USD14.74) per month on top of a one-off charge of EUR99 for the dongle; a flat rate of EUR14.90 per month with the hardware included in the price is also available. ‘We are pleased to work with NetCologne on its CDMA network. Through our extensive experience and with our environmentally friendly base stations and future-oriented solutions, we are very confident that we can help achieve NetCologne process of its business objectives, reduce overall costs and protect its investment through the application of our LTE-compatible solution,’ said Walter Haas, CTO of Huawei Germany.