View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Data Centre
December 10, 2010

ZTE bags $85m UMTS contract from Aircel

2G network upgrade and implementing the new 3G network and subsequent upgrades

By CBR Staff Writer

ZTE, a provider of telecommunications equipment and network offerings, has been awarded a $85m UMTS contract from Aircel to build and deploy an advanced SDR-based 3G network for the pan-India mobile service provider.

Under the agreement, ZTE will be responsible for Aircel 2G network upgrade and implementing the new 3G network and subsequent upgrades, and will be a long-term partner and supplier of GSM networks for Aircel.

ZTE said that the new UMTS network for Aircel is based on its SDR (unified 2G/3G/HSPA/HSPA+) platform, and when completed, it will achieve multiple modes in a single base-station, and create a smooth transition toward next generation networks such as LTE.

ZTE India CEO Huang Dabin said the contract between ZTE and Aircel is a significant one for ZTE in the Indian market, and as always, ZTE will continue to invest in and maintain a commitment to the Indian market, especially since their Indian customers are regarded as strategic global partners.

Content from our partners
The growing cybersecurity threats facing retailers
Cloud-based solutions will be key to rebuilding supply chains after global stress and disruption
How to integrate security into IT operations

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy