|[December 31, 2013]
ZTE Deploys 4G LTE Network for Aircel
SHENZHEN, China --(Business Wire)--
ZTE (News - Alert) Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of
telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices,
today announced it has entered into an agreement with Aircel, the
leading telecom service provider in India, to deploy its 4G LTE (News - Alert) network.
The deployment helps Aircel boost its enterprise and retail business.
In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai,
Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical circles. This
announcement comes at a time when ZTE completes the migration of
Aircel's (News - Alert) data services to ZTE's 4G LTE evolved packet core for Chennai
and ROTN circles.
"We are happy to partner with Aircel to rollout their 4G LTE network in
India. We are fully committed to planning, designing, supplying and
deploying state of the art LTE ecosystem which will help Aircel offer
unprecedented experience to their customers," says Mr. Xu Dejun, CEO,
ZTE India. "This alliance has allowed ZTE to further cement our position
as the partner of choice for telecom operators in the country in
developing and maintaining their LTE ecosystem. This partnership also
fits into our long term vision of developing sustainable LTE network in
India. In the initial phase of our rollout, we aim to offer our
customers with the highest data speed of 65 Mbps in the country."
"As a leading data player in the country, we have always believed in the
potential of 4G LTE as a technology. We believe that data is the growth
engine of the future and a cutting edge technology such as 4G LTE has
the abilty to empower consumers like never before. The huge demand for
internet enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets among the
largely young population, along with increase in consumption of data on
internet and rising demand for content are some of the factors fuelling
the exponential growth in data," says Mr. Anupam Vasudev, CMO, Aircel.
"We are happy to partner with ZTE for the deployment of our 4G LTE
Networks in India. With this association, we are confident in delivering
'next-generation' networks, critical to meet the growing demand of data
in the country."
ZTE has enjoyed a long term relationship with Aircel since 2008
supporting the 2G-3G rollout in three circles of the north zone and
played a key role in the launch of the Next Generation Networks (News - Alert) (NGN)
for Pan India. The EPC deployment in the south zones further strengthens
the partnership and enables Aircel to provide high capacity and
capability solutions with access agnostic functions for 2G, 3G and 4G
ZTE is a leader in developing LTE technologies and has applied for 815
essential patents (EPs) for LTE standards, which account for
approximately 13 percent of the total number of EP applications
globally. The company offers a full range of LTE base stations,
including widely distributed macro stations. It has won 65 contracts for
LTE commercial application and has deployed test networks in cooperation
with more than 140 operators across the globe.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access &
bearer, VAS, terminals, Enterprise, IT and Cloud Computing and
professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made
products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries,
helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing
revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and
development and has leadership roles in several international bodies
devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. The company
is China's only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on
both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK /
A share stock code: 000063.SZ).
For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.
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