ZTE selected by Telefonica in Peru to modernize fixed network

Telecom Lead America: ZTE will assist Telefonica Group in
Peru to modernize its fixed network.

The Chinese telecom equipment maker will assist
Telefonica Group in Peru for deploying an IMS core network based on an enhanced
telecommunications computing architecture (ETCA) platform and replace existing
switches on the network.

ZTE said its IMS solution supports existing PSTN/ISDN
services and multiple legacy interfaces, such as BRI, PRI, POTS and NCS. This
support will simplify operations and maintenance and lower operating expenses.

The ZTE IMS solution supports narrow band access and
supports broadband access technologies including LTE and xPON. It provides a
set of converged voice services in combination with services already provided
by the existing network. These capabilities allow Telefonica Group in Peru to
use a unified core network and quickly deliver legacy, new and future services.

“Telefonica Group in Peru, like many other main
operators, faces the challenges of dealing with legacy switches and lowering
operating expenditures while maintaining legacy terminals and service
integrity. ZTE’s IMS solution can overcome these hurdles,” said ZTE Core
Network Product Line President Liu Jianhua.

ZTE had signed more than 140 commercial and trial IMS
contracts worldwide, including in Europe, India, Singapore, the United States
and other markets.

Telefonica group holds a 95 per cent market share in
fixed-line services and a 60 per cent market share in Peruvian mobile and CATV.

In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 percent to $13.7
billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 percent to $7.4 billion,
accounting for 54.2 percent of operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 percent of its
annual revenue to research and development.

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