Chinese vendor ZTE has entered into an agreement with Aircel to deploy its 4G LTE network.
The deployment helps Aircel boost its enterprise and retail business.
In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical circles. This announcement comes at a time when ZTE completes the migration of Aircel’s data services to ZTE’s 4G LTE evolved packet core for Chennai and ROTN circles.
“We are happy to partner with Aircel to rollout their 4G LTE network in India. We are fully committed to planning, designing, supplying and deploying state of the art LTE ecosystem which will help Aircel offer unprecedented experience to their customers,” says Mr. Xu Dejun, CEO, ZTE India. “In the initial phase of our rollout, we aim to offer our customers with the highest data speed of 65 Mbps in the country.”
Anupam Vasudev, CMO of Aircel, added: “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.”
ZTE has enjoyed a long term relationship with Aircel since 2008 supporting the 2G-3G rollout in three circles of the north zone and played a key role in the launch of the Next Generation Networks (NGN) for Pan India. The EPC deployment in the south zones further strengthens the partnership and enables Aircel to provide high capacity and capability solutions with access agnostic functions for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services.