TD-LTE maturing at speed

Chinese vendor ZTE and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) said this week they have completed what they claim is the world’s first S1/X2 interface conformity test for TD-LTE.

ZTE cashes in on data card boom

Chinese vendor ZTE announced Tuesday that sales of its data card for the first half of 2009 increased by 366 per cent year on year to more than seven million.

Vistream upgrades German network

German mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Vistream said Friday it has tapped Chinese kit vendor ZTE to build it a GSM and UMTS core network to resell services over.

Overview of SDR Market

Sponsored by ZTE

With the growing number of access technologies and air interfaces, mobile operators are faced with the daunting task of carefully deploying current networks but also maintaining compatibility with future standards that have not yet entered the market. In developed markets in particular, mobile operators may be faced with radio infrastructure lifecycles of a few years, making it extremely hard to secure Return on Investment (ROI) for newly deployed equipment since marketing and user adoption always lags technology upgrades.

Packet One outlines ZTE deal

Malaysian WiMAX operator Packet One Networks (P1) has fleshed out the terms of its agreement with ZTE, which it alluded to last week.

Packet One looks to ZTE

Malaysian operator Packet One Networks (P1) says it is entering into a WiMAX technology partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE. The partnership, which will be formalised next week, is reportedly part of P1’s efforts to accelerate expansion of its WiMAX network.

ZTE boosts WiMAX base station power

Chinese vendor ZTE has launched what it claims to be the industry’s smallest WiMAX 16e RRU (remote radio unit) product. Dubbed the R9110, ZTE says the RRU helps reduce the number of base stations by 50 per cent, enabling telecom operators to maximise their return on investment (ROI).

ZTE predicts WiMAX ‘boom’ for 2009

“We anticipate a boom in WiMAX take-up for fixed applications in emerging markets this year,” says Wei Yuan, senior director of global marketing at ZTE’s WiMAX solutions business. Speaking to telecoms.com at the MWC event in Barcelona, Wei Yuan believes that Russia, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa hold out most promise for WiMAX […]

ZTE claims SDR first in Hong Kong

The largest GSM operator in Hong Kong in terms of subscribers and revenue, CSL, is using SDR (software-define radio) base stations from ZTE to build out an all-IP integrated 2G/3G network that can be software-upgraded to HSPA+ and, eventually, LTE. Although the process of swapping out CSL’s existing 2G/3G base stations with ZTE SDR base […]

Aircel invests $400m in new kit

Indian operator Aircel has sigend a deal worth $400m with Chinese infrastructure vendor ZTE to expand its GSM coverage. Aircel, majority owned by Malaysia’s largest telecoms operator Maxis, has an estimated 13.6 million subscribers according to Informa Telecoms & Media making it the country’s fifth placed carrier. Aircel has ten operational networks running in India, […]

ZTE banned from Telenor supplier list

Norwegian carrier Telenor has banned Chinese vendor from all of its equipment tenders for six months for an unspecified breach of the carrier’s code of conduct policy, the firm has said. “We have suspended ZTE from participating in tenders and new business opportunities for a period of six months ending March 3 next year,” said […]

ZTE unveils HSDPA TD-SCDMA handset

Chinese manufacturer ZTE took the wraps off what it claims is the world’s first HSDPA TD-SCDMA handset on Monday, the U990. This latest device is ZTE’s third unit based on China’s home grown 3G technology, with the earlier units identified as the U980 and U981. However, the U990 is the first to incorporate HSDPA, and […]

Terrestrial TV holds key to mass market adoption on mobile

Free to air terrestrial broadcasting is the key to driving mass market adoption of TV services on mobile devices, according to Chinese handset vendor ZTE. On Tuesday, the Chinese firm announced that it will be packing free to air mobile TV capabilities into a number of its handsets under an exclusive global deal with chipset […]

ZTE, Datang licensed to sell 3G kit in China

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE said Monday that it has been awarded a TD-SCDMA network entry certificate by the country’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII). The certificate marks ZTE as one of the first vendors allowed to sell kit based on the homebrew 3G standard in China. Local equipment maker Datang is also reported to have […]

Rev. A comes to Europe

Czech Republic trunking operator MobilKom said Monday it has tapped Chinese vendor ZTE to deliver a cdma2000 1x EV-DO Revision A network. Deployed through 2007, the Rev. A network may well be the first of its kind in Europe, which traditionally uses GSM technologies. Rival player, Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, is also planning to deploy […]

ZTE expands Sri Lanka CDMA network

Chinese manufacturer ZTE said Tuesday that it has been contracted to expand the CDMA network of Sri Lanka’s former state owned carrier, Sri Lanka Telecom. ZTE has been commissioned to deploy an all IP cdma2000 network based on what it claims is the world’s first commercial interoperability specification (IOS) 5.0-based system. The deployment of this […]


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