Telecom Lead Asia: ZTE has signed an agreement with Hi3G
Sweden deploy UMTS/LTE TDD/LTE FDD base stations, as well as auxiliary
microwave and data transmission equipment over the next three years.
The size of the deal is around $74 million.
Both the companies signed the deal in the presence of
China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
when Mr Wen visited Sweden during his recent tour of Europe.
“We are very glad to ink the deal with Hi3G in
Sweden where the two companies launched the world’s first multi-mode LTE
network. The deployment of ZTE equipment in Sweden shows that we have achieved
a world leading position in terms of telecoms technology, product solutions and
services,” said Huang Zheng, CEO of ZTE Sweden.
ZTE Uni-Ran solutions have helped Hi3G Sweden integrate
three modes and five frequencies into one network which started into commercial
operation at the end of 2011.
ZTE has won 30 commercial LTE contracts globally, and has
deployed LTE network trials in cooperation with more than 100 operators around
the globe, including H3G and Hi3G in Europe and Softbank and CSL in Asia.
Movicel, ZTE to launch commercial LTE network in Angola
African mobile operator Movicel will launch a commercial
LTE network in Angola in association with ZTE.
The jointly built network will be based on ZTE’s Uni-RAN
and Uni-Core solutions. As part of the project, ZTE will provide LTE equipment
for key Movicel markets across the country. ZTE will also upgrade Movicel’s
current 3G core network to support LTE services. ZTE will provide management
and maintenance for the network.