Modernization project to lay foundation for unified core network
23 April 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced today it will assist Telefónica Group in Perú to modernize its fixed network.
According to the agreement, ZTE will assist Telefónica Group in Perú with the deployment of an IMS core network based on an enhanced telecommunications computing architecture (ETCA) platform and replace aging switches on the network. The ZTE IMS solution supports most of existing PSTN/ISDN services and multiple legacy interfaces, such as BRI, PRI, POTS and NCS. This support will simplify operations and maintenance and lower operating expenses.
The ZTE IMS solution supports narrow band access and supports broadband access technologies including LTE and xPON. It provides a rich set of converged voice services in combination with services already provided by the existing network. These capabilities allow Telefónica Group in Perú to use a unified core network and quickly deliver legacy, new and future services.
“Telefónica Group in Perú, like many other main operators, faces the challenges of dealing with legacy switches and lowering operating expenditures while maintaining legacy terminals and service integrity,” said ZTE Core Network Product Line President Liu Jianhua. “ZTE’s IMS solution can overcome these hurdles.”
As of the end of 2011, ZTE had signed more than 140 commercial and trial IMS contracts worldwide, including in Europe, India, Singapore, the United States and other markets.
About Telefónica Group in Perú:
Telefónica group in Perú is the largest telecommunications operator in Perú. It provides users with fixed-line voice, broadband, cable television services and mobile services. The company holds a 95 per cent market share in fixed-line services and a 60 per cent market share in Peruvian mobile and CATV.