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SSTL and ZTE sign seven-year infrastructure deal (India)

Indian cellco Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) has announced that it has inked a seven-year deal with China’s ZTE for the provision of network equipment and infrastructure. Under the agreement ZTE will provide wireless and core network equipment for SSTL as the cellco looks to complete its pan-India rollout by 3Q 2010. Additionally, the two companies will ‘explore other collaborative possibilities going forward’. No financial details of the deal have been disclosed. SSTL has launched commercial CDMA-based services in the Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala circles.

Wireless Industry News

May 15, 2009 at 23:02 1 comment

Econet Wireless pushes ahead

Zimbabwean GSM operator Econet Wireless is aiming to increase its network capacity beyond its previously announced target of 1.2 million subscriber lines by the end of this year, reports IT News Africa. Econet’s corporate communications manager, Rangarirai Mberi, said that the company is working closely with its technical partners including Ericsson and ZTE to complete the current phase of expansion, whilst ‘work is already under way for further expansion to drive capacity beyond this level.’

Wireless Industry News

February 10, 2009 at 19:15 Leave a comment

LTT plans WiMAX launch in Libya

Libyan internet service provider (ISP) Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT) plans to launch its first commercial WiMAX wireless network, and says it hopes to start with WiMAX coverage, including mobile WiMAX, in 18 cities. LTT hopes the deployment will provide internet access via a USB dongle plugged into a laptop to anyone within 50km of one of its towers. The operator’s new system, which has initial capacity for 300,000 subscribers, will begin signing up business users from next week and residential customers the week after. 

Libya is home to around 51,000 broadband subscribers, while a further 170,000 of the population rely on slower dial-up internet access. The slow pace of broadband development in the country is hampered by poor PSTN provisioning, and the infrastructure that does exist is by and large outdated and limited in terms of coverage. LTT’s WiMAX network, which does not reply on the PSTN, will sidestep this problem and allow the operator to help bridge the so-called ‘digital divide’ in Libya when it launches the service priced at USD30 per month and a one-off payment of USD400 to include the USB device. 

Libya Telecom and Technology is a pioneer in the internet and ICT field and has been in operation since 1997. It has signed equipment contracts with Huawei and ZTE of China for the new WiMAX network which will offer maximum connections speeds of 70Mbps. The new network is expected to go live in the first half of next year.

Wireless Industry News

January 23, 2009 at 18:56 Leave a comment

Huawei wins ICE 3G contract (Costa Rica)

Chinese telecoms equipment supplier Huawei has won a USD235 million contract to develop a 3G network for Costa Rican state telecoms operator ICE, writes BNamericas. The 3G network, which will comprise 950,000 lines and will be financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Development (Cabei), is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter. Huawei submitted the lowest of three bids in November; the other two bidding companies were Ericsson (which bid USD341 million) and ZTE (USD447 million).

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January 13, 2009 at 18:39 Leave a comment


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