03 March, 2008

'Huawei Launches World's First 3.5G Datacard with Mobile TV Functionality

[Hannover, 4 March 2008] Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it has launched the world’s first mobile TV capable 3.5G datacard, called the E510, at CEBIT, the world’s largest communications showcase event for consumer electronics, held in Hannover, Germany.

The E510 is a 5.76Mbps HSUPA USB modem equipped with mobile TV functionality that can turn a computer into a television with direct access to a TV signal. The device integrates mobile TV and mobile broadband, can be used for PCs and laptops and is suitable for both professional and entertainment purposes.

Huawei is widely recognized for integrating industry-leading technologies with fashionable, high-quality industrial design. At CEBIT, Huawei will showcase its award-winning products from iF ("International Forum Design"), the recognized Oscar in the industrial design community, including the V720 which features a ’mirror design,’ the E960, an HSDPA wireless gateway, and the compact and fashionable E272. In the second half of 2007 when "slimmer and smaller" emerged as a new trend for terminals, Huawei set the pace by launching the the E170, the world’s first HSUPA USB Stick.

Huawei’s terminal sales, which includes handsets, datacards, fixed wireless terminals and gateways, totaled 40 million units in 2007, and USD 2.5 billion in contact sales. To date, Huawei has captured significant market share in mobile broadband devices, selling a total of 8 million devices predominantly to Europe, US and Japan.