DiGi appoints 3G vendor
Huawei to roll out network for commercial launch by early 2009
SHAH ALAM, 7 August 2008: DiGi.Com Berhad ("DiGi") announced the appointment of Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as its vendor to integrate, deploy and manage its 3G network leading up to commercial launch in early 2009.
Under the agreement, Huawei will supply UMTS Radio Access and Packet-Switched Core Network services and equipment, and be responsible for the design, supply, installation, integration, optimisation and maintenance of the first phase of DiGi's 3G mobile broadband network.
Speaking at the closed-door signing ceremony, Johan Dennelind, CEO of DiGi said, "We are looking for partners in mobile broadband and advanced data services that possess technological competency, capability in the provision of end-to-end solutions for mobile broadband network, local presence, and proven track record in implementing 3G projects around the world. For the first phase, we found synergy in our vision and strategy with Huawei, and now look forward to a successful deployment."
On the appointment, Huawei's president of South Pacific Region, Jeff Liu said, "This is an important milestone for us and we are proud to have the opportunity to partner the fastest growing mobile service provider in Malaysia. We believe that our strength in WCDMA and experience in rolling out 3G networks will pave the way for a fruitful partnership."
For DiGi, 3G offers opportunities for it to enhance network capacity and efficiency, as well as provide a platform for on-going innovation and development of enhanced mobile and broadband services using the latest technology in High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) available today.
"Our network deployment is now underway at locations where DiGi can best provide for Malaysians who demand enhanced mobile communication and faster wireless services. As such, we are now on track to bring internet to Malaysians both on big and small screens by early 2009, making high-speed Internet access simple and easily available," added Johan.
DiGi is Malaysia's fastest growing mobile operator driving innovation, simplicity and best value through DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Postpaid and DiGi Business.
Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network, and now serves 35 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide.
Corporate Communications Department.