BT Choses Huawei as one of its Major Suppliers of New Equipment
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"BT has chosen the Chinese company Huawei as one of its major suppliers of new equipment, along with Fujitsu. The other winners were the French firm Alcatel, Cisco Systems and Lucent of the US, Ericsson, Siemens and Ciena.
These eight companies will now supply BT with the equipment it needs to transform the UK's main telecoms network into a system carrying voice calls and data using internet technology instead of the traditional local exchange-based switching systems.
Dubbed by BT the "21st Century Network" the project will involve the telecoms group spending £10bn over the next five years merging six network technologies into one so that a variety of services can be delivered more quickly and cheaply for consumers."