Vodafone awards internet suply deal to China's Huawei

Huawei Technologies, China's biggest maker of telecommunications equipment, had started supplying an advanced device for internet connection to British mobile phone company Vodafone, a Reuters report said.

The Reuters report said the Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Modem Stick, which will be offered to Vodafone customers in Europe, marks an expansion of Huawei's cooperation with the British company, according to a Huawei spokeswoman said, declining to provide details of shipments.

Unlisted Huawei, which last June won a contract to help Vodafone expand its Spanish 3G network, is expanding in developed countries partly by undercutting rivals such as Nortel Networks and Cisco Systems, the report further said.