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Huawei Wins Latvian Network Upgrade Contract

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Huawei says that it has won a contract to upgrade Bite's mobile network in Latvia. According to the contract, Huawei will deploy a nationwide mobile network for Bite, including core network and radio access network equipment as well as SingleRAN Broad solution. The first phase of the project will be completed at the end of 2010.

No financial details were provided.

"We are pleased to work with BITE," said James Chen, managing director of Huawei Nordic & Baltic, "It's the first big footprint for Huawei in the Baltic countries. With industry leading 2G/3G/4G technologies as well as our abundant experience in network modernisation, we are confident we can provide BITE with a high-quality network, furthermore to improve user experience for BITE customers with future mobile broadband services, anywhere and anytime. We will also expand our office in Riga to better serve our customer and to reinforce Huawei's local commitment."

According to the Mobile World subscriber database, Bite finished March 2010 with just under 216,000 subscribers, representing a market share of around 8%.

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