Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that it has inked a three-year strategic cooperation framework contract for IP microwave technologies with Norway’s Telenor Group. Under the terms of the deal, Huawei has said it will widely deploy its end-to-end IP microwave solution for LTE backhaul in order to support Telenor’s plans to deploy 4G networks on a large scale. No financial details of the deal, however, have been disclosed.
This is not the first wide-scale deal between the two companies. As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in September 2011 Huawei was selected by Telenor Global Services (TGS) as the sole partner for the latter’s Voice & IP network renovation across ten countries. Under the terms of that contract Huawei is providing TGS with a comprehensive One Network and IP Core solution and managed services for five years to countries including: Norway, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia.