China’s ZTE has announced the signing of a US$100 million contract with China Mobile’s Pakistan subsidiary (CMPak) to help them expand the capacity of their GSM infrastructure as part of its Phase 2 project.
The project covers central Pakistan, where the highest GDP in the country is produced and more than half of the country’s population resides, hence becoming the main source of most operators’ voice data service profits. The central Pakistan territory comprises of eight cities and regions, including Multan, Faisalabad and Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city.
Under the GSM infrastructure extension project, ZTE will provide CMPak with its latest 8000 series of base stations using a unified total IP hardware platform. The solution allows operators to smoothly evolve their telecom infrastructure into total IP integrated mobile broadband networks helping them reduce network evolution cost, lower their TCO, and continuously enhance their profitability.
CMPak will specifically deploy ZTE’s M8206 base station for its GSM expansion project, a solution that adopts industry-leading modular design. An M8206’s single module only weighs 20kg with a size of a 15-inch notebook and can be easily installed by only one technical expert. It allows operators to flexibly accommodate additional carrier frequencies from two to 12 depending on their network environment. It also features other key advantages, including low power consumption, quick installation, easy maintenance and extension, as well as rapid network evolution.
“With this significant contract deal with CMPak, ZTE again proves its cutting-edge technology in the industry and strengthens its partnership with CMPak as its preferred and No.1 telecom equipment supplier. At the same time, ZTE has been sharing China Mobile’s success in the overseas market which further shows the substantial mark that Chinese telecom players are achieving in the global telecom arena,” said Zhang Liang, CEO of ZTE Pakistan. “Such a model of cooperation creates win-win situation and valuable opportunities to both parties. We look forward to further strengthening our cooperation with CMPak in the near future.”
Via [Cellular News]