Chinese telecom network provider ZTE today signed a deal with Telefonica to enhance its current areas of cooperation.
ZTE already delivers several network solutions for Telefonica for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE radio access networks, fixed access networks, optical transport networks, internet protocol radio access networks (IPRAN) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core network solutions.
The new agreement between Telefonica and ZTE will focus on GPON technology, VoLTE services and microwave transmission.
“Telefonica is constantly exploring new technologies that will provide a best-in-class user experience for our customers,” said Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete Lopez.
ZTE on Wednesday said its first half revenue from the Carrier Networks division rose more than 30 percent to RMB 28.51 billion. Revenue in the telecommunications software systems, services and other products rose 36.11 percent to RMB 7.43 billion, as the company increased sales of video systems and network terminal products. ZTE is growing its telecommunications services business in markets including Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Colombia.
ZTE said its Carriers’ Networks business will develop solutions for smarter networks to support telecom carriers in their transformation into information-based operations. ZTE’s IP RAN solution, based on SDN (Software Defined Network) technology, is helping carriers build core networks with increased flexibility.