We definitely can say in 2014 India will be on ‘4G’, as Indian telecom operators are working hard to deploy their 4G networks and to start the service. One of India’s young telecom operator Aircel has partnered with ZTE Corporation India to deploy its 4G LTE network in India. Aircel has got broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in eight telecom circles where they can provide 4G LTE services.
In the first phase of the partnership ZTE will deploy LTE networks in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical telecom circles of 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.” commented Mr. Anupam Vasudev, CMO, Aircel
“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.
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.” commented Mr. Xu Dejun, CEO, ZTE India.
ZTE has a strong relationship with Aircel, as it has worked earlier with Aircel to support the 2G-3G rollout in three circles of the north zone and played a key role in the launch of the Next Generation Networks (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 LTE services.