By Ben Simmons

Huawei are providing LTE RAN (radio access network) equipment to Bell Mobility to continue expansion of the recently launched Bell LTE wireless network across Canada.

LTE, or long term evolution is a new standard for wireless communication bringing the latest, high-speed data transmission.

The announcement was made at a signing ceremony today in Beijing with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bell Canada officials in attendance.

"Bell is dedicated to building Canada’s broadband infrastructure, investing more than any other company to deliver the latest communications technology to our country," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "LTE is the gold standard of wireless technology, enabling Canadian consumers to connect and Canadian business to compete at a global level with access to the latest superphones, data services and mobile content. The combined scale of Canada’s largest communications company and an international technology leader like Huawei ensures we can quickly bring this next generation of mobile technology to millions of Canadians."

The Bell LTE wireless network allows customers to experience all the capabilities of the latest generation of superphones from Bell, including streaming of high-definition television and movies, video chat with friends or colleagues with seamless picture and sound, and downloading of apps and large attachments at least three times faster than with HSPA+ network technology introduced just over two years ago, which now serves more than 96% of Canadians.

"LTE significantly enhances the quality of the customer experience — it is the future of the global wireless industry," said Sean Yang, President Huawei Canada. "As a global company at the forefront of this evolution, we are thrilled to expand our longstanding relationship with Bell as they continue to bring LTE to Canadians.