Slovakian operator Swan has commissioned Chinese vendor ZTE for its nationwide LTE network deployment.
ZTE will construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network, and a GSM/LTE mobile communications and VAS (value added services) network, involving over 1,100 dual-mode GSM/LTE base stations.
Swan was granted the fourth wireless operator license in Slovakia in January 2014, and plans to build more than 1,100 GSM and LTE base stations within three years.
ZTE will be using its SDR (software-defined radio) solutions to provide seamless dual-mode GSM/LTE communications across the country. To manage mobile communications across Swan’s spectrum structure, ZTE will use full-bandwidth, high-power RRUs (remote radio units) to avoid spectrum fragmentation and to deliver high bandwidth and LTE frequency adjustment.
Xie Junshi, CTO of ZTE Europe and America, said, "ZTE is looking forward to helping develop Swan’s presence in Slovakia and to providing the most advanced high-speed communications to support Swan grow and succeed in this highly competitive market."