Telecom Lead @ Mobile World Congress 2013: ZTE on Tuesday said it supplied equipment for Telenor’s nationwide LTE / 4G network roll out in Hungary.
As per Telenor Hungary’s plan for a digital Hungary, the first phase of the network covers 76 towns in Hungary.
Thanks to its modernization drive, blended ARPU slightly increased compared to Q4 2011.
“For the first time in a long while, this quarter we can report an increase in voice and non-voice revenues alike,” said Christopher Laska, CEO, Telenor Hungary.
Increasing revenues and market shares mark the end of the Q4 period at Telenor Hungary. The company’s subscriber base grew by 62,000 in Q4 2012, resulting in improved voice and mobile internet market shares. This growth could not offset the impact of the double extra tax levied on the telecommunications sector in Q3 and Q4 2012, resulting in lower nominal EBITDA compared to the same period in 2011.
For the 4G network, the Chinese telecom equipment maker provided Uni-RAN network solutions based on SDR technology.
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The customized mode 2T2R RRU for LTE deployment provided flexibility and helped achieve smooth spectrum reforming to provide LTE services in 1800MHz frequency without increasing the RF module, meeting the different stages of Telenor Hungary’s network construction needs.
Telenor Hungary — the second largest mobile operator in Hungary — has 3.6 million users.
ZTE has earlier worked with Telenor Hungary to deploy GSM/UMTS/LTE three mode four band network.
In 2011, ZTE and Telenor Hungary launched DC-HSPA+ mobile broadband network.
In the first quarter of 2012, Telenor Hungary’s pretax income and ARPU per user value showed the first signs of growth following the economic crisis.
As of the end of 2012, ZTE had obtained 45 LTE commercial contracts globally, helping China Mobile, SoftBank, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Bharti, Hutchison, Telstra, and other advanced global operators to construct LTE commercial networks.
ZTE has also deployed LTE trial networks with more than 110 operators.