CSL users to enjoy enhanced high-speed mobile experience on journeys and commutes
19 February 2014, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is pleased to support CSL Limited in expanding 4G LTE network coverage of Hong Kong’s MTR rail and subway system, offering subscribers an enhanced high-speed mobile experience on their journeys and commutes.
Leveraging ZTE’s industry-leading LTE solutions, CSL users will now enjoy enhanced 4G experience on the MTR East Rail Line, West Rail Line, and Ma On Shan Line.
“In our quest to provide the better quality mobile services for our users, we continually strive to strengthen our networks to make them faster, more robust with wider coverage,” said Christian Daigneault, Chief Technology Officer of CSL. “Our customers deserve consistently excellent 4G service experience on their MTR journeys.”
In collaboration with ZTE, CSL launched the world’s first dual-band 4G LTE/DC-HSPA+ network in 2010, and has since built up an unrivalled track record of leading the global industry in 4G LTE technology innovation. CSL, which collaborated with ZTE to launch the first international LTE roaming service, introduced an LTE-Advanced service capable of transmission rates of 300Mbps in 2013, leveraging ZTE’s LTE-A technology for 20 MHz+20 MHz carrier aggregation of frequencies 2.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz. According to the MTR Platform benchmarking test report by research company Kapado in December 2013, CSL was ranked the top for quality and speed in Hong Kong.
“In the high-network traffic environment of the MTR, test results show that CSL users can enjoy stable and fast network coverage, thanks to ZTE’s LTE technology,” said Xiang Yang, General Manager for LTE Products at ZTE. “We are committed to working with CSL in delivering better user experience to customers, and excited to support the continual growth of CSL’s world-leading networks. As a long-term strategic partner of CSL, ZTE’s commitment to innovation will reinforce CSL’s leading position in Hong Kong.”
ZTE is a globally-leading provider of integrated end-to-end 4G LTE solutions and services, and a trusted strategic partner of the biggest telecommunications operators worldwide. By December 2013, ZTE had secured 140 LTE\EPC commercial contracts. With leading end-to-end LTE solutions and an extensive global footprint, ZTE has launched commercial LTE networks with operators including with CSL, China Mobile, China Telecom, Bharti, Hutchison, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Vodafone and Vimpelcom.