[South Africa - Cape Town, 11 November, 2009]: Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the official unveiling of its wireless broadband modem in South Africa. Huawei’s new E5 wireless modem has fine fashionable look with long stand-by time and a friendly user interface.
Huawei’s E5 offers real wireless connection and has multi-terminal support. It can support networks such as GSM, Edge, GPRS, UMTS and HSPA. It has a micro SD card, and it comes with five LED indicators. It has fast download speeds of 7.2 Mbps and uplink speeds of 5.76Mbps and is fitted with a battery inside for added convenience. The wireless modem is currently being used in several countries including the UK, Hong Kong and Japan.
As a leading provider of end-to-end mobile broadband solutions, Huawei has also provided services to more than 315 international networks. Its customized devices are supporting and driving the rapid growth for mobile broadband services, as demand for these products has far exceeded industry forecasts over the past three years. According to consulting firm ABI Research’s 2008 annual report, Huawei secured 55 percent of the global mobile broadband terminal market, solidifying its position as a clear leader in this field.
“This milestone highlights Huawei’s deep understanding of the operator business,” said Mr. Chen Junhua, Vice President for Huawei Sub Saharan Africa Regional Headquarters. “Huawei’s customer centric is the motivation for our continuous innovation. Huawei has proven its ability to focus on operators’ needs, provide differentiated customization and deliver robust applications. Huawei’s pioneering spirit and innovative solutions in the mobile broadband arena are driving the next-generation of mobile communication.”
- In June 2006 , Huawei unveiled the world’s first plug-and-play USB modem E220, which revolutionized the traditional PCMCIA-based Internet access mode and opened up a new market for Huawei.
- In February 2008 , Huawei expanded its mobile broadband market share with the launch of the E510, the world’s first terminal to support mobile TV services, and the D100, a device that incorporates wireless Internet access and router services.
- In June 2008 , Huawei launched the E180, the world’s first slim mobile broadband terminal with a rotary connector, which provides an enhanced subscriber experience.
- In 2009, Huawei demonstrated the world’s slimmest wireless modem, E5, at the Mobile World Congress 2009 and released the E182E, the world’s first HSPA+ mobile broadband.