Telecom Lead Asia: ZTE has won a 2G, 3G and 4G network
upgrade and extension project from Telenor Pakistan.
The Chinese gear maker will provide network equipment and
assist the mobile service provider in the construction.
ZTE will provide 18,000 network stations and corresponding
CNs, VAS, bearer network, green power and supporting facilities.
The telecom equipment maker will swap the existing 7,500 GSM
stations. Moreover, it will construct 1,500 GSM new base stations, 7,000 HSPA
base stations and 2,000 LTE base stations.
ZTE said construction will take place between 2012 and 2017.
In 2012, ZTE will begin expanding and enhancing TP’s wireless network with the
goal of achieving GSM, UMTS and LTE network upgrades and integration within 5
ZTE also will provide full network operation management and
end-to-end service network optimization services for TP. This will help the
operator achieve significant improvements to network quality, allowing it to
focus on its market operation services and enhancing its market share.
As a long-term investor in Pakistan, we are eager to
upgrade our network to meet the increasing customer needs. Telenor Pakistan
looks forward to working with ZTE to ensure our customers receive superior
network quality and next generation services,” said Telenor Pakistan CEO Lars
Telenor Pakistan has more than 7,500 base stations and over
28 million users across the country.
ZTE is thrilled to be a part of this project. We are
confident that the upgrade will enhance user experiences across Pakistan,” said
ZTE Pakistan CEO Peng Aiguang.
MTN Nigeria selects ZTE to deploy 3G networks in Nigeria
Recently, 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.