NEW DELHI, INDIA: ZTE Corp. announced the signing of a GSM Network infrastructure agreement with Unitech Wireless.
Under the agreement, ZTE will provide GSM systems and core network equipment for a period of five years across the circles of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana. With this contract, ZTE has added a significant win to the growing list of telecom service providers deploying its GSM solutions in India.
Unitech Wireless, a joint venture between Norway’s Telenor Group and Unitech Group of India, holds the license to provide mobile phone services across all 22-telecom circles in India. The company is planning to roll-out services in select circles by the end of 2009 under the brand name Uninor.
“We’re glad to be selected by Unitech Wireless to establish and manage their GSM infrastructure in India,” said Dr. D. K. Ghosh, Chairman & Managing Director, ZTE Telecom India Pvt Ltd. “This agreement not only marks our GSM network contract from a global telecom operator, but also provides us with an opportunity to establish and manage GSM networks in metros and large cities. We are confident that opportunities like these will serve to further accelerate our growth momentum and expand our business footprint in the fastest growing telecom market in the world,” continued Dr. Ghosh.
The GSM equipment from ZTE will allow Unitech Wireless to evolve its network infrastructure as required, thereby helping reduce network evolution cost, lower TCO and continuously enhance profitability.
ZTE’s GSM equipment is now deployed by over 60 operators in more than 50 countries worldwide, resulting in the installation of mobile capacity exceeding 200 million lines. In India, ZTE has experienced significant growth having already won infrastructure and network equipments contracts from several operators.
Currently, the company has applied for over 3,000 GSM patents and is a pioneering member of many international standards organizations such as ETSI, 3GPP and GSA.