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13-Aug-2007 Print page

RFS earns Huawei supply awards

Leading provider of next generation telecommunications networks, Huawei, has presented two prestigious awards to Radio Frequency Systems in recognition of its outstanding service and supply record. RFS has won the global ‘Best Technical Service Award’, and in Brazil has received the ‘Best Latin American Supplier Award—RF Material’.

According to RFS global key account manager for Huawei, Richard Lu, winning the two annual awards was the result of technical achievements and ‘best practice’ in service. The worldwide technical service award recognized a year of innovation. CELLFLEX Lite, RFS’s new lightweight foam-dielectric corrugated coaxial cable, with an aluminum outer conductor and a copper inner, was extensively trialed with Huawei prior to being supplied.

RFS’s complementary OMNI FIT connector series, which can be used with aluminum or copper cables, was also introduced. “We provided Huawei with extensive training and support throughout the trial period and beyond,” said Lu. “This was a fundamental element of the technical service offering.”

The Latin American award was presented for consistent delivery performance, and fast turnaround times on major projects. Lu emphasized that the inspired use of ‘kitting’ set new benchmarks in project logistics at RFS. The ‘kitting’ process, in which cables are cut to length, pre-terminated, and then shipped to site in a package with all other components, speeds up the entire delivery cycle. This not only reduced the delivery lead-time for Huawei, but also made site installations faster and easier.

Lu commended the RFS teams in Brazil and China, who were largely responsible for the wins. “Their accomplishments are an indication of the trust that the RFS staff have established with their colleagues at Huawei, and evidence of the long-term commitment of both organizations,” he said.

“Only three percent of Huawei’s suppliers are recognized in this way, and to win two awards in one year is a major achievement,” said Lu. “All suppliers at Huawei are judged by a panel that includes product experts, and representatives from purchasing and logistics. Huawei is a significant company, and it is gratifying to receive awards from such an important player in the wireless industry.”

IMAGE CAPTION: At the presentation of the Huawei ‘Best Latin American Supplier Award—RF Material’ in São Paulo Brazil (from left to right)—Claudia Taniguchi (Huawei Purchasing Manager); Eduardo Vale (Huawei Purchasing Engineer); Solange Almedia (RFS Product, Services & Business Development Director-Latam); Roberto Pinto (RFS Sales & Marketing VP, Latam); and Ricardo Paginini (RFS Key Account Manager Huawei).

Trademarks: CELLFLEX®, OMNI FIT®, Radio Frequency Systems® and RFS® are all trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems.

Company background
Radio Frequency Systems is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.  RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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