ZTE Uni-Core Solution Supports Unified 2G/3G/4G LTE Access
27 August 2012, Brussels, Belgium– ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK/ A share stock code: 000063.SZ) a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a packet switched core network (CN) deal with KPN Group Belgium (KPNGB).KPNGB will deploy ZTE’s packet switched CN equipment which supports unified radio access. The contract is the second of its kind between ZTE and KPN, following the September 2010 CN construction project with KPN Germany (E-Plus).
The ZTE Uni-Core solution supports the seamless evolution from 2G/3G packet core to evolved packet core (EPC), and assists operators in supporting unified 2G, 3G and 4G access. ZTE helps operators to build a smart pipe that supports service differentiation and traffic distribution, and enables a flexible policy mechanism. This will helpKPNGB deliver differentiated services, further enhancing its service innovation capability and network competitive strength.
"KPN and ZTE have a history of successful partnerships cooperating on technologies such as HSPA, core network, etc. The new CN project is another step to enhancing KPN’s overall network performance,” said Tom Poelhekken, CTO, KPNGB.“As a leading telecoms operator, KPN has strict requirements for vendor and partner relationships. ZTE meets those requirements by providing highly efficient and innovative solutions to make an effective contribution to improving network performance for the KPN Group,” said Xu Ziyang, Vice President, ZTE Corporation.
As of Q1 2012, ZTE has secured over 20 EPC commercial contracts, deployed more than 80 trial networks globally, and has cooperation with mainstream operators including Vodafone, China Mobile, KPN, Telenor, CSL, H3G and America Movil.