Telecommunications equipment provider ZTE India has won a contract to deploy 4G LTE network for Aircel, a move that would help in boosting the mobile operator’s enterprise and retail businesses. The financial details of the contract were not revealed.
“We believe that data are the growth engine of the future and a cutting edge technology such as 4G LTE has the ability to empower consumers like never before,” said Aircel Chief Marketing Officer Anupam Vasudev.
“The huge demand for Internet-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets among the largely young population, along with increase in consumption of data on Internet and rising demand for content are some of the factors fuelling the exponential growth in data,” Vasudev added.
The deployment of 4G LTE (fourth generation mobile services) will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and a few other business critical circles. The details of other circles were also not divulged.
ZTE India will design, supply and deploy LTE ecosystem for Aircel.
“In the initial phase of our rollout, we aim to offer our customers some of the highest data speeds in the country – in excess of 65 MBPS,” said Xu Dejun, CEO, ZTE India.
ZTE India has also completed migrating Aircel’s data services to ZTE’s 4G LTE evolved packet core for Chennai and RoTN circles. The Chinese telecom equipment major had been working with Aircel since 2008, supporting rollout of 2G and 3G services in three circles of the north zone.
It has also been the key vendor for Aircel in Next Generation Networks across India, and had provided Aircel with high capacity and capability solutions for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services.