Maroc Télécom awards 3G contract to Huawei

29 Mar 2007

Moroccan fixed line and mobile operator Maroc Télécom has contracted China’s Huawei Technologies to be its main supplier for the construction of a nationwide 3G W-CDMA/HSPA network. The contract includes the building of an all-IP core network based on IP mobile softswitch technology. The Chinese vendor’s UMTS/HSPA Node B range of technologies will be used to enable Maroc Télécom to offer broadband-speed mobile services throughout its 3G footprint. The unified 2G/3G core network will also be designed to evolve to IMS/FMC smoothly. Maroc Télécom had 10.81 million subscribers on its GSM/GPRS mobile network at the end of 2006.

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