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[April 03, 2012]
Telenor Pakistan selects ZTE to supply equipment for network upgrade project
Apr 03, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Telenor Pakistan, or TP, has selected ZTE Corporation, a provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to provide an array of equipment to assist in the construction of Pakistan's 'Turnkey' 2/3/4/G national network upgrade and extension project.
As part of the project, ZTE will provide 18,000 network stations and corresponding CNs, VAS, bearer network, green power and supporting facilities. In addition to swapping the existing 7,500 GSM stations, it also will construct 1,500 GSM new base stations, 7,000 HSPA base stations and 2,000 LTE base stations. Construction will take place between 2012 and 2017.
In 2012, ZTE will begin expanding and enhancing TP's wireless network with the goal of achieving GSM, UMTS and LTE network upgrades and integration within 5 years. ZTE also will provide full network operation management and service network optimization services for TP.
"Telenor Pakistan is extremely pleased to partner with ZTE on this network upgrade," said Telenor Pakistan CEO Lars Christian Iuel. "As a long-term investor in Pakistan, we are eager to upgrade our network to meet the increasing customer needs. Telenor Pakistan looks forward to working with ZTE to ensure our customers receive superior network quality and next generation services."
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