KPN Mobile of the Netherlands has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese manufacturer Huawei Technologies for the supply of UMTS core network equipment. Under the deal, the pair will cooperate on the rollout of a national 3G/2G circuit switch/packet switch network which will simplify KPN’s existing infrastructure while reducing operational and maintenance costs. The cellco is taking delivery of Huawei’s SGSN/GGSN equipment which is well-suited to handling HSDPA service traffic.
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