Avici and Huawei Technologies in pact
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Avici and Huawei Technologies in pact

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 25 June 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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NORTH BILLERICA: Avici Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:AVCI), Wednesday announced a partnership with Huawei Technologies to use Avici Systems' carrier class routing products in Huawei's data communications portfolio in China.

The Avici products are complimentary to the Huawei family of routing products and are available today to offer complete end-to-end carrier solutions.

China is one of the fastest growing markets in the world for telecom and is the second largest country for Internet penetration with over 45 million Internet users at year-end 2002. Huawei is the largest private telecom company in China, and a powerful local partner for Avici. The Avici family of products is a perfect addition to the spectrum of telecommunications products already offered by Huawei. Avici is looking forward to leveraging the 18,000 Huawei employees focused on expanding China's telecommunications infrastructure.

Huawei Vice President Edward Shu said, "We recognize Avici's technology leadership in scalable, high performance, high-availability products. By combining Avici's products with our own portfolio, Huawei is positioned as the leading provider of telecommunications solutions for the Chinese market. We will combine our technical knowledge and efforts to leverage Avici's superior carrier-class products to offer best of breed routing solutions that will support the rapid growth of services being deployed across China."

"We are pleased that China's leading networking solution provider has chosen our routing platform as a key element in its plans for building a next-generation Internet in China," said Steve Kaufman, president and CEO of Avici Systems. "Huawei's existing customer relationships and support capabilities offer a great opportunity for our joint family of products to deliver a new generation of high-availability, cost-effective routing solutions to the Chinese marketplace."

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