ZTE Corporation , a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that it has won the world’s first CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase 2 commercial contract from Indian telecom operator, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL).
SSTL operates its telecom services across India under the brand MTS and has over 11 million wireless customers. ZTE has also won the CDMA expansion contracts and EV-DO upgrade contracts for 10 circles of SSTL. The EV-DO Rev.B Phase2 commercial launch will commence in Rajasthan.
The commercial use of EV-DO Rev.B technology will greatly enhance the existing service speeds of mobile broadband for SSTL. Compared to EV-DO Rev.B Phase1, the Phase2 technology can further enhance the BTS cell capacity, spectrum efficiency and peak rate, achieving high speed rate as high as 4.9 Mbps in single frequency carrier and 14.7 Mbps in three frequency carriers bundle. At the same time, ZTE’s solution based on SDR Uni-RAN technology can realize the system upgrade by just changing the channel card and software, which would protect the investment of SSTL to the fullest.
“We are excited to partner with ZTE Corporation for further up gradation of our telecom network including the CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase 2 roll-out. This would enable us to cater to the fast growing demand for high speed mobile broadband in the country. SSTL currently provides high speed mobile broadband services in over 150 towns across India”, said Mr. Vsevolod Rozanov, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd.
“We are very proud that we have won the world’s first CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase 2 commercial contract from SSTL and it serves to showcase our global leadership. This contract will serve to further enhance SSTL’s service offerings and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two companies. We will continue to provide world-class products and services to the Indian market and focus on enhancing our leadership position”, said Mr. Cui Liangjun, CEO, ZTE India.
ZTE and SSTL have been strategic partners since 2008. This win underlines that ZTE’s CDMA technology, engineering services and other integrated capabilities have been fully recognized by SSTL
ZTE is a global leader in CDMA technology. By Mar. 2011, ZTE’s CDMA base station capacity was raised up to 300 million lines and the cumulative shipments of CDMA base stations has been more than 310,000. With a market share of 32.5% share of the CDMA market, ZTE is the global leader in the CDMA market. ZTE’s CDMA EV-DO Rev.B has been deployed by 7 operators in China, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania, etc. In CTIA Wireless 2011, ZTE stood out with the first CDMA ultra-compact multi-carrier “ZTE Gecko” base station and was awarded the “”CTIA 2011 emerging technologies award”.