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Huawei secures Telenor Denmark mobile backhaul contract

23 Feb 2010

Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the signing of a contract with Telenor Denmark for the rollout of a mobile backhaul commercial network. The deployment of the IEEE 1588v2 standard will allow Telenor to smoothly modernise the network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The two companies have already started the deployment, with Telenor’s Danish customers expected to benefit from the new technology later this year. Lars Rude Andersen, CTO of Telenor Denmark, stated: ‘We are very glad to work with Huawei in the Mobile Backhaul field. We are confident in Huawei’s advanced PTN solution, which will enable our customer to enjoy faster and higher quality mobile services from Telenor.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the Danish wireless unit of Norwegian telecoms group Telenor has been the country’s second largest mobile operator behind Mobile Nordic since launching in 1992. Telenor entered the Danish market with the acquisition of a 53.5% stake in Sonofon in 2000, purchasing the remaining shares from US-based BellSouth in December 2003. Sonofon continued to operate under its original moniker until mid-June 2009, when it was merged with sister operator Cybercity under the Telenor Denmark brand.

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