Sferia and Huawei Launch the World's First 900 MHz HSPA+ Commercial Network for Aero2 in Poland

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November 3, 2009 | Sferia, a leading telecommunications service provider in Poland, and Huawei, a leader in providing next generation telecommunication networks, today announced the successful launch of the world's first High Speed Packet Access Evolution (HSPA+) commercial network in the 900 MHz band for Aero2. Due to its extensive penetration, the 900MHz spectrum will allow Sferia to significantly improve its network coverage while reducing energy consumption by employing less base stations.

The new HSPA+ network, with lower latency and higher speeds, will allow Sferia/Aero2 to offer improved mobile broadband services to its customers. Via its state-of-the-art 64 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technology, Sferia/Aero2' s HSPA+ network is able to achieve downlink peak data rates of up to 21.6 Mb/s per user and over 60 Mb/s per base station. This rapid data exchange rate is achieved via Huawei' s All-IP mobile backhauling solution, which is utilized in all Sferia/Aero2 base stations.

"Using Huawei's leading HSPA+ solution in our cellular network, Aero2 is confident that we will retain our competitive position in the Polish telecommunications market," said Mr. Adam Kuriański, President of Aero2. "With the new network, our customers will be able to enjoy advanced multimedia and entertainment services in a cost-effective way."

"We are pleased to work with Sferia/Aero2 in the launch of the new HSPA+ network in Poland and we see real traction within the HSPA market," said Mr. Qin Hua, General Sales Director of Huawei Poland. "As a leading provider of end-to-end mobile broadband solutions, Huawei is committed to working closely with operators worldwide to pave the way for their mobile broadband strategies."

Sferia/Aero2' s new end-to-end HSPA+ network infrastructure is built entirely of Huawei products and solutions. Through the deployment of Huawei' s industry-leading SingleRAN solution in the radio access network, the smooth evolution of UMTS technology to HSPA, HSPA+, and/or LTE is ensured. As of Q3 of 2009, Huawei has deployed HSPA+ networks for 28 operators. Sferia/Aero2 launched the world' s first HSPA+ network in the 900 MHz band after carrying out a successful trial in June 2009.

About Sferia

SFERIA S.A. is the provider of mobile-fixed telephony and data services in Poland. The company serves in the area of Warsaw and vicinity of Warsaw, from 2008 in Ostrołęka. From 2007 Sferia introduced broadband mobile internet access services based on the CDMA 2000 standard EVDO Rev-A.

For more information, please visit www.sferia.pl

About Aero2

The company was created to implement projects related to the construction of wireless telecommunications networks based on HSPA+ technology. It should be noted that Aero2 Sp. z o.o. won a tender and received the reservation of the 900 Mhz frequency in E-GSM band on the 9th of December 2008.

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