ZTE has successfully deployed an LTE network for multinational telecoms operator Telenor in Hungary. The first phase of the network covers 76 towns in Hungary.
The company said that the deployment highlights the fact that Telenor Hungary’s Hypernet high-speed data services strategy has reached a new milestone and has laid a solid foundation for Telenor Hungary’s ambitious plan for a ‘digital Hungary’.
ZTE provided Uni-RAN total network solutions based on SDR technology for the project. The customised mode 2T2R RRU for LTE deployment provided flexibility and helped achieve smooth spectrum refarming to provide LTE services in 1800MHz frequency without increasing the RF module, thereby meeting the different stages of Telenor Hungary’s network construction needs.
The Hungarian subsidiary of Telenor was established in 1994, and is wholly owned by Telenor. After ten years of operation, Telenor Hungary already has 3.6 million users, and is the second largest mobile operator in Hungary.
ZTE has worked with Telenor Hungary for a number of years to construct its GSM/UMTS/LTE three mode four band network. At the end of 2011, ZTE and Telenor Hungary jointly launched the first nationwide DC-HSPA+ mobile broadband network. In the first quarter of 2012, Telenor Hungary’s pretax income and ARPU per user value showed the first signs of growth following the economic crisis.