MTN Nigeria selects ZTE to deploy 3G networks in Nigeria

Telecom Lead Africa:
Chinese mobile equipment maker ZTE has signed a deal with MTN Nigeria to deploy
GSM/UMTS networks in Nigeria.

ZTE will help MTN Nigeria modernize and expand its mobile
network in two economically developed regions including 8 states.

The telecom equipment maker will provide its SDR-based
Uni-RAN solution. ZTE’s SDR technology has been adopted by more than 120
operators across over 100 countries globally, including 21 of the world’s top
30 leading operators such as Telefonica and H3G.

The ZTE Uni-RAN solution meets primary needs while
cutting-down cost of ownership and protecting customer’s investment for the
future technologies.

ZTE claims that network operating expenses can be reduced by
more than 50 per cent and the total cost of ownership saving over 7 years will
be reach 40 per cent after modernization.

MTN provides mobile service to more than 150 million people
in 22 countries. MTN Nigeria has more than 45 million subscribers.

“ZTE will provide a seamless cutting-edge network
solution to MTN. The company will continue to strive to improve the quality of
the Nigerian network,” said ZTE VP Xu Ming.

launches 3.5GHz TD-LTE distributed base station

ZTE has launched the world’s first 3.5GHz high-power TD-LTE
distributed base station. To date, ZTE has signed three contracts related to
deploying and upgrading 3.5GHz TD-LTE networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa.

The Chinese telecom equipment maker claims that the base
station offers wide coverage and transmission power of 80W.

Its RF module is designed to support a 4-port antenna, with
each port capable of transmission power of 20W. The base station has
interference suppression and carrier aggregation features. This increases site
coverage by more than 25 percent, significantly reducing operator network
development costs.

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