ZTE Wins Telenor Pakistan Network Upgrade Contract
ZTE has been selected by Telenor Pakistan to provide an array of equipment to assist in the construction of a turnkey national network upgrade and extension project.
As part of the project, ZTE will provide 18,000 network stations and corresponding core networks, VAS, bearer network, power and supporting facilities.
The project will also swap the existing 7,500 GSM stations for 1,500 new GSM base stations, 7,000 HSPA base stations and 2,000 LTE base stations. Construction will take place between 2012 and 2017.
In 2012, ZTE will begin expanding and enhancing TP’s wireless network with the goal of achieving GSM, UMTS and LTE network upgrades and integration within 5 years.
ZTE will also provide full network operation management and end-to-end service network optimisation services.
Financial terms for the contract were not disclosed.