ZTE India today has entered into an agreement with Aircel, to deploy its 4G LTE network in India. In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical circles.
This announcement comes at a time when ZTE completes the migration of Aircel’s data services to ZTE’s 4G LTE evolved packet core for Chennai and RoTN circles. ZTE has enjoyed a long term relationship with Aircel since 2008 supporting their 2G-3G rollout in three circles of the north zone and is also the key Vendor for Aircel in Next Generation Networks (NGN) for Pan India.
The fulfillment of the evolved packet core deployment in the south zones further cements the long term partnership between the two companies. ZTE has enabled Aircel with high capacity and capability solutions with access agnostic functions for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services.
ZTE till date has applied for 381 essential patents for LTE standards, which account for approximately seven percent of the total number of EP applications globally. The organization offers a full range of LTE base stations, including widely distributed macro stations. It has won 60 contracts for LTE commercial application and has deployed test networks in cooperation with more than 140 operators across the globe.