ZTE Corporation, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced they have entered
into a strategic partnership to use AXGP, a technology similar to TD-LTE, to
build a next-generation mobile network in Japan. WCP is a SOFTBANK Group
company, one of the major mobile operators in Japan.
ZTE was chosen by WCP as its primary strategic partner for AXGP. Once complete,
the planned network will reach 99 per cent of Japan ordinance-designated city
We have chosen ZTE as our partner to build the world’s largest TDD network. We
hope that ZTE can maintain its leading innovation capability in mobile
communications technologies to help us build the best next generation mobile
data network in Japan and even the world,” said Junichi Miyakawa, director and
chief operating officer, WCP.
The two companies will explore the
possibility of creating a joint lab to develop emerging technologies, drive
development of next generation technologies including AXGP,and grow the global
reach of AXGP.
With its SDR platform, ZTE provides
stronger base-band processing capability and joint cell processing technology
and interference-eliminating technology.
ZTE SoftBank is a top global operator. Our
partnership with them is recognition of our leading technologies, outstanding
customization and service capabilities, and our delivery capability in TD-LTE.
By meeting SoftBank’s requirements, we’ll be able to increase our
competitiveness among major global operators,” said Xie Daxiong, executive vice
The collaboration with SoftBank is a key
strategic move by ZTE and demonstrates the company’s leadership position in the
LTE market, especially in TD-LTE.
Recently, DiGi Telecommunications of Malaysia announced
it selected ZTE Corporation to build a unified mobile network that will provide DiGi with
fully transformed 2G/3G/4G network starting third quarter this year.
This new network will be immediately capable of
delivering download speeds of up to 42Mbps using HSPA+ and thereafter up to 4
times faster when the 4G/LTE spectrum becomes available. This will result in a
major enhancement of network quality and efficiency, enabling improved customer
experience, and strengthening DiGi’s competitiveness.
By Telecomlead.com Team