Asia Express - Mobile Communications
ZTE Teams Up with UCell for LTE Deployment in Uzbekistan
August 13, 2010
Chinese telecom equipment supplier ZTE announced that the company and UCell have launched LTE (Long Term Evolution) network service in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent, according to a press release by ZTE on August 9, 2010. Telecom operator UCell is Swedish TeliaSonera's subsidiary in Uzbekistan, with a subscriber base of 5.4 million. It is reported that the Uzbekistan government has granted UCell a 4G license in July this year, and ZTE was then chosen by UCell to provide the required equipment. ZTE deployed its SDR (Software Defined Radio) -based Uni-RAN (Radio Access Network) solution for UCell's LTE network, and the new network is projected to support a peak download speed of 100Mbps, according to ZTE.