Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that it has been selected by Spanish fixed line and broadband operator Jazztel to manage and expand the latter’s network. Under the terms of a framework agreement between the two companies, Huawei will provide new network technologies with a view to allowing Jazztel to both boost capacity as well as modernise the services it offers. The five-year contract will see Jazztel increase its current access network with new DSLAMs supporting services such as VDSL2 and ADSL2+ Bonding, while the deployment of softswitch equipment is also understood to be under consideration. Commenting on the deal, Jose Miguel Garcia, CEO of Jazztel, said: ‘This agreement will allow us to sustain the continuous growth of our business and maintain our leadership in terms of innovation and quality of service. We renovate our confidence in Huawei not only as our main technology provider, but as a partner in one of the main pillars of our business’. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.