Total shipment of SDR base-stations is over 250 thousand units worldwide
September 27, 2010, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced it has signed a contract to supply WCDMA wireless equipment to VIBO Telecom Inc. As a subsidiary of theTaiwan Kinpo-Compal Group, VIBO is the leader of pure 3G WCDMA operator in Taiwan.
Under the agreement, ZTE will supply more than 3,500 3G base-stations to replace VIBO's existing 3G network around Taiwan within one year. The base-stations to be provided for VIBO are based on ZTE's industry-leading SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology.
"In Q1 2010, number of 3G subscribers accounted for 60% of the total subscribers from Taiwan, increased from about 40% in 2008. 3G communication has become the de facto standard for the local market," said Mr Zhang Jianguo, GM of GU product of ZTE Corporation.
"To address this growing need for high-speed 3G data services, ZTE will help VIBO roll out 21.6 Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband services across the entire island of Taiwan for its users in the future. Our SDR platform can ensure the smooth and seamless upgrade of the network from GSM/UMTS to HSPA+ and LTE, allowing VIBO to dramatically reduce its operating and infrastructure costs."
"In the telecommunications industry, it is critical to work with a trusted partner who can handle complex requirements and ensure a smooth delivery. ZTE is the one we have partnered with for a long time and we are always impressed by its capabilities to provide us with innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions," said Mr. Feng-Hsiung Chang, CEO of VIBO Telecom.
In recent years, ZTE has achieved a breakthrough across the global UMTS markets based on its leading edge SDR technical platform. To date, the total shipment of ZTE's SDR base stations is already over 250,000 units, used by more than 60 operators in over 40 countries.
ZTE has also won many significant UMTS contracts, including with Turkey's No.1 mobile operator TurkCell and No.3 mobile operator AVEA, Vietnam's No.1 mobile operator Viettel and No.2 mobile operator Vinaphone, and Indonesia's No.1 telecom operator Telkomsel.
At the same time, the company is also collaborating with world-class operators in the UMTS field, including Telenor, TeliaSonera, KPN, and Telstra.