Asia Express - Mobile Communications
ZTE to Build Viettel's 3G WCDMA Network in Vietnam
June 14, 2009
Chinese telecom solution provider ZTE has signed a contract with Vietnamese military-owned telecom operator Viettel to deploy a 3G WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) network using ZTE's SDR (Software Defined Radio) solutions in Vietnam, according to a June 10 SinoCast Daily Business Beat report. Deployment of the network is slated for completion by September 2009. Prior to signing the agreement, Viettel had performed HSPA+ (Evolved High Speed Packet Access) capability trials in CSL's SDR-based all-IP commercial network in Hong Kong, also built by ZTE, as well as related HSPA+ projects and assessments on 64 users carried out in ZTE's Shenzen R&D labs. According to the SinoCast report, Viettel currently accounts for around 40% of Vietnam's nationwide telecom market.