Hi3G and ZTE announce world first LTE FDD/TDD dual-mode commercial network

ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions, in collaboration with Swedish carrier Hi3G, announced
that the world’s first commercial LTE FDD/TDD dual-mode network has gone live
in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo.


This commercial dual-mode network will enhance the
network performance of Hi3G and provide better service experience to local


“This network fully indicates the practical use of
the mature LTE multi-mode convergent solution. It allows us to extend the
partnership with ZTE,” said Jörgen Askeroth, CTO of Hi3G.


The network roll out enables Hi3G to significantly reduce
its total cost of ownership by adopting a whole new generation of green
energy-saving base stations.


Hi3G is upgrading its network to enhance the subscriber
experience with faster radio access speeds and a range of data services. Hi3G
signed this LTE network contract with ZTE, in March 2011, to cover the whole of


“With the advent of the NMT in 1981, the
people in the Nordic region were the first to benefit from genuine cellular
coverage. Thirty years on, they will be the first users to benefit from the
services delivered by the world’s first dual-mode 4G network. And they can roam
to other LTE networks all over the world. It is not only high speed wireless
services that new technology brings, for Hi3G this is also an opportunity to
evolve the network,” said Wang Shouchen, VP of ZTE.


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


The jointly built network is based on ZTE’s 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


By Telecomlead.com Team
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