Apr 02. 2008

HUAWEI releases world's smallest 5.76 Mbps USB Modem

(Sydney, Australia, April 2, 2008) HUAWEI Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "HUAWEI") has released the world’s smallest USB modem, the E230, which will support 5.76 Mbps high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA).

Shown for the first time at Wireless World, the HUAWEI E230 USB modem is just 6 cm long with simple and smooth design. Size does not affect performance, as the E230 fully supports various standards such as HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS. It also supports 5.76 Mbps HSUPA and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data serivces, which enables faster Internet surfing and clear online streaming of movies. The E230 also has a MicroSD card slot, supporting up to 8 GB memory size.

Along with the E230 modem, HUAWEI will also be demonstrating two industry-leading mobile broadband products – the D100 and E510.

The D100 is the first WiFi adapter in the world and is aimed at SOHO users and home networks, enabling interconnection of phones, game consoles, PCs and laptops. The Wi-Fi adapter helps to extend a single user to multiple users.

The E510 is the first HSUPA DVB-T mobile broadband product in the world. With this product, users can enjoy not only high-speed Internet access but also the colourful television programs, such as the European Cup and Beijing Olympic Games. It is expected that the above three products will be launched in May this year.

Commenting on the new products, HUAWEI terminal chief marketing officer Mr. James Chen said, "HUAWEI continues to invest heavily in mobile broadband R&D. Part of this development includes looking at different region customer requirement what our partners are asking for. Our new E230 the smallest USB Modem and D100 the first 3G / Wi-Fi adapter in the world are ideal for the Australian market. The E510 will allow Australian to hook into DVB streaming video on their mobiles".

Last year, HUAWEI’s mobile broadband products widely covered the European market and successfully made breakthroughs in high-end markets. Till now, HUAWEI has sold more than 10 million mobile broadband products, ranking the first in the world.