Huawei wins UK Orange/DT Everything Everywhere network upgrade–HD voice in mix?

Reports out of the U.K. are crediting Huawei (www.huawei.com) with a big equipment order.  The company appears to have won a four year deal to upgrade Everything Everywhere, the joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom.

An officially announcement may be coming today (May 9) out of Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen, China, reports Bloomberg.

The Register mumbled something about the upgrade including 2G support for HD voice, but the report isn’t clear on exactly what is going on. 

HD Voice News assumes the report means full-blown AMR-WB support over the 2G network since France Telecom has AMR-WB operational on its 2G network.  Ericsson (www.ericsson.com) has stated operators want to support AMR-WB on 2G networks for wide coverage and roaming considerations between 2G and 3G networks while Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) recently announced the world’s first 2G HD voice deployment in Russia with MegaFon. Hopefully, a Huawei press announcement later today will confirm assumptions.

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