ZTE wins SWAN LTE contract

ZTE has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project.

ZTE will exclusively construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network, and a GSM/LTE mobile communications and VAS (value added services) network, involving over 1,100 dual-mode GSM/LTE base stations to SWAN.

SWAN was granted the fourth wireless operator license in Slovakia in January 2014, and plans to build more than 1,100 GSM and LTE base stations within three years.

ZTE will be using its industry-leading SDR (software-defined radio) solutions to provide seamless dual-mode GSM/LTE communications across the country. To manage mobile communications across SWAN’s spectrum structure, ZTE will use full-bandwidth, high-power RRUs (remote radio units) to avoid spectrum fragmentation and to deliver high bandwidth and LTE frequency adjustment. The ZTE network’s ability to simply evolve to LTE-A will protect SWAN’s existing investment and help the operator to respond quickly to competitive challenges.

Xie Junshi, CTO, ZTE Europe and America said, “ZTE is looking forward to helping develop SWAN’s presence in Slovakia and to providing the most advanced high-speed communications to support SWAN grow and succeed in this highly competitive market. Through this project, ZTE and SWAN will enter a closer long-term strategic partnership.”

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