Comba Telecom Named as Preferred Supplier of Wireless Solutions for China Mobile’s Procurement Program

HONG KONG, 04 August, 2005 - Comba Telecom Systems (‘Comba”, HKSE Code: announced today that it has been selected as a premier supplier of wireless equipment for China Mobile Communications Corporation (“China Mobile”). China Mobile is currently undergoing a nationwide outdoor network enhancement project and has therefore implemented a centralized procurement program in order to realize efficiencies and source quality suppliers specifically for this project.

Under the terms of the procurement program, Comba has been identified from over 40 suppliers as the number one supplier in two key categories; wireless enhancement solutions and antennas. For the first phase of its outdoor network enhancement project, China Mobile’s procurement program will source at least 3,000 and 30,000 pieces of outdoor wireless enhancement products and antennas respectively from vendors. Comba will therefore be a key supplier of RF repeaters, optical repeaters, frequency shifting repeaters as well as a comprehensive range of advanced antennas for both the national and provincial units of China Mobile.

By implementing a centralized procurement program, China Mobile aims to further boost its transparency in its supplier selection processes. The program also identifies best-of-breed suppliers meeting stringent criteria of: quality, product performance, support, track record and cost-effectiveness. This will therefore help drive long-term supplier relationships, operational and cost efficiencies.

“We are delighted to be recognized as the number one supplier in China Mobile’s procurement program” said Tony Fok Tung-Ling, Comba’s chairman and managing director. “This is a reflection of Comba’s unwavering focus on continuous product innovation and commitment in assuring the best possible experience for our business customers. The fact that Comba can provide support with provincial offices in China and internationally with offices throughout Asia Pacific and Europe was key to our selection. Added to this, the scalability of our solutions means Comba is uniquely positioned as an ideal partner for China Mobile now and for their future plans.”

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