Telecom Lead America: Chinese gear maker ZTE will offer
managed services to mobile operator Comcel.
The deal will make ZTE the largest managed services
provider in Colombia.
ZTE will provide equipment including BTS and power
Comcel has 30 million subscribers and is the largest
mobile operator in Colombia. It is owned by Mexican America Movil.
In 2011, ZTE signed a contract to provide managed
services to Telefonica-Telecom, the largest fixed line operator in Colombia.
ZTE will provide services to more than 6,000 sites, the most of any provider in
We are pleased with the expansion of telecoms services
in Colombia and the South American market. The agreement with Comcel will help
the operator provide customized services to its users,” said ZTE Columbia Vice
President Zhang Dianjun.
ZTE recently signed deals with operators include Telenor,
Teliasonera, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, MTN, KPN, STC, ZAIN and others.
In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 percent to $13.7
billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 percent to $7.4 billion during
the period, accounting for 54.2 percent of operating revenue.