Vodafone and Huawei to Set Up Global Application Innovation Centre in Spain

Vodafone and Huawei to Set Up Global Application Innovation Centre in Spain

The two companies will start up a test bench in Madrid for Vodafone Group

Madrid, Spain - The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Spain, Francisco Román and the President of Huawei Application and Software Product Line, Che Haiping, today signed an agreement to set up an Application Innovation Centre in Madrid for Vodafone Group that will serve to develop innovative new products and services.

The centre is being opened in an endeavour to boost innovation in mobile solutions communications, based on test laboratories located in Spain.

This collaboration will bring Asia’s innovations to Europe. Thanks to the experience and knowledge of both Huawei and Vodafone on the mobile networks and applications, this will offer a unique opportunity for the information and communication industry.

By leveraging the synergy between them, the two companies seek to devise and adapt new technologies and business models.

About Vodafone

Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile communications group with operations in 25 countries across five continents and over 200 million proportionate customers by the end of January 2007, of which 100 million are in Europe, as well as 38 partner networks. For further information, please visit www.vodafone.com.

About Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 31 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.

For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com.