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ZTE bags Europe 3G network upgrades

Posted: 05 Jan 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3G? Europe network? broadband?

The E-Plus Group and KPN Group Belgium have both chosen ZTE Corp. to supply HSPA-enabled 3G equipment to expand and upgrade their mobile networks. The China telecoms equipment provider will support both operators in all aspects of their customer-oriented voice and data network expansion strategy, focusing investment in the right technology at the right time.

E-Plus Group and KPN Group Belgium plan to expand their 3G networks over the next years. With ZTE's technologies, the operators will offer mobile data services at speeds up to 21.6MBps and ensure a faster roll-out of mobile broadband coverage at significantly lower costs. Furthermore ZTE's technology will allow the easy and fast integration of future data acceleration standards in the new network infrastructure in Germany and Belgium.

For the E-Plus Group the selection of ZTE as new telecoms equipment provider means a faster increase of HSPA-availability for their customers. Today the E-Plus network already offers 90 percent of the German population with mobile broadband, primarily based on Edge and 3G. To meet the growing market demand for mobile data communication the company is upgrading the 3G network with HSPA. The customers will also continue to benefit from highly attractive pricing. "ZTE is a challenger in the European market and as such fits very well with E-Plus' challenger strategy," noted Thorsten Dirks, CEO of E-Plus Group.

For KPN Group Belgium, this contract with ZTE will allow the company to plan a faster roll-out of HSPA in Belgium. "In August 2009, we have announced the kick off of the roll out of HSPA on our network to offer commercial services to the Belgian population," comments Libor Voncina, CEO of KPN Group Belgium.

For the telecoms equipment and network solutions provider the cooperation with E-Plus Group and KPN Group Belgium marks a significant milestone in its expansion into the Europe market.

"ZTE serves the world's top mobile operators based on our ability to consistently deliver high-quality and high-capacity network performance. We are very happy to establish this strategic partnership with KPN Mobile International and together build a future-proof network," said Yin Yimin, CEO and president of ZTE. ZTE will provide KPN Mobile International the products and tools to deliver the best quality network and most innovative services in the market, which should support them to compete in the market.

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