Telenor to Ship ZTE Supplied USB Modems

Telenor has inked a deal with ZTE to buy up to two million USB modems over the next twelve months. The deal covers Telenor’s 13 operating companies in countries including Denmark, Hungary, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.

“ZTE was selected for this agreement, alongside one other supplier, based on a combination of product performance and quality, and the ability to quickly customise products to suit our customers,” said Kjell Nordhagen, Terminal Procurement Director, Telenor Group. “They outperformed the competition on virtually every criteria so the decision was easy for us.”

ZTE is the world’s second largest and fastest growing supplier of data cards and sold over 10 million data cards in 2008, a 426% increase over 2007 sales. Shipments in Q2 2009 are expected to be over five million.

via Cellular News