H3G, ZTE launch commercial LTE network in Austria

ZTE Corporation has launched a commercial LTE network in Austria in association
with Hutchison 3G (H3G) Austria.

The jointly built network is based on ZTE’s http://www.zte.com.cn latest Uni-RAN and Uni-Core
solutions. It is H3G’s first commercial LTE network. As part of the project,
ZTE will provide H3G Austria with LTE/HSPA+ equipment for major cities across
the country and upgrade H3G Austria’s 3G core network to support LTE services.
ZTE also will provide management and maintenance for the network.

H3G Austria CEO Jan Trionow and ZTE Senior Vice President Zhu Jinyun attended
the launch announcement, which was held in Hong Kong.

H3G Austria is a fully owned subsidiary of Hutchison 3G, a multinational mobile
service provider that operates in several countries, including: Australia,
Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy and the United Kingdom.

The Austria LTE network was built to meet a rising demand for mobile broadband
services in the country. It will reduce operating expenses and achieve flexible
and efficient networking. During the network’s construction, utilization of
ZTE’s advanced SON function enabled automatic deployment, transmission,
download and activation of various software versions. This simplified LTE
network planning, reduced construction time and manpower and improved

“H3G Austria is dedicated to creating a novel wireless lifestyle for
Austrians,” said H3G Austria CEO Jan Trionow. “This jointly built LTE network
has brought to life a faster, more efficient wireless environment for Austrian

ZTE is the first company to make an LTE eNode B support with a maximum uplink
throughput of 300Mb and a maximum downlink throughput of 900Mb. This provides
the processing capacity needed by a commercial network. The solution uses a
commercially available DSP chip that is more advanced, stable and flexible than
currently available industry solutions based on in-house developed ASICs. The
ZTE solution also is more capable of supporting a future LTE-A protocol.

“It’s a great honor for ZTE to have worked with H3G to build a LTE/DC-HSPA+
network in Austria. We strive to improve our network delivery ability and
service quality with a view to enhancing our presence in the European market,”
said ZTE Senior Vice President Zhu Jinyun.

ZTE has already won 28 commercial LTE contracts globally, and has deployed test
LTE networks in cooperation with more than 90 operators around the globe,
including H3G, Telenor and Sonaecom in Europe and Softbank and CSL in Asia.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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