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February 24, 2009

ZTE wins contract to roll out OMT’s new GSM/UMTS networks

ZTE expects to roll-out new 3G networks in Guyana and Guadeloupe

By CBR Staff Writer

ZTE, a China-based provider of telecommunications equipment and network services, has won a commercial contract to roll out all of Outremer Telecom’s new GSM/UMTS networks in the company’s overseas territories in the French regions of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.

Outremer Telecom (OMT) operates in five overseas territories in the French regions of the Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana) and the Indian Ocean (Reunion, Mayotte), supplying services, which include; data and messaging services for residential or business mobile subscribers.

Following ZTE’s implementation of OMT’s mobile network in Martinique in 2008, ZTE will roll-out new 3G networks in Guyana and Guadeloupe, while also replace the existing 2G infrastructures for the French operator. This is expected to enable OMT to extend its 2G and 3G networks in use in Mayotte since 2006 and in Reunion since 2007.

In accordance with the general conditions of the contract, ZTE is supplying a range of equipment, including: R4 network core equipment, 2G/3G radio stations, prepayment and SMS platforms and centralized multi-equipment supervision.

Jean Hegesippe, chairman and managing director of Outremer Telecom Group, said: The launch of our third generation services forms part of the implementation of our broadband strategy in our overseas territories. We chose to partner with ZTE once again for this project, after rolling out networks in Reunion with the company. The professionalism of the teams and the quality of service offered to us, played a major part in our decision to work with ZTE.

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