ZTE has been awarded a major mobile network contract by Cambodian mobile operator Sotelco to replace the operator’s current technology.
ZTE’s wireless solutions will be deployed in Sotelco’s networks for 2G, 3G and 4G services where they will displace Huawei equipment in hundreds of sites, covering Phnom Penh (pictured) and other major provinces.
ZTE will provide Sotelco with solutions that support GSM, UMTS and LTE technologies on the same hardware platform, avoiding the need to run multiple hardware platforms.
“We are excited to begin this strategic partnership with Sotelco,” said ZTE vice president Zhang Jianpeng. “This project will deepen ZTE’s understanding of the mobile market in Cambodia, helping us to provide the best solution for mobile operators.”
ZTE’s Uni-RAN solution supports 42Mbps HSPA+ 3G and 4G LTE services for Sotelco, enabling the network to meet the rising demand for 3G and 4G mobile broadband services, while efficiently managing network resources.
ZTE’s advanced unified transport solution will be able to provide 400G of bandwidth in the future, with the latest MPLS-TP (Multiprotocol Label Switching - Transport Profile) technology and best performance in order to support 3G and LTE networks.
Sotelco is one of the largest mobile operators in Cambodia. It has been one of the fastest-growing mobile operators, provides the best 2G network coverage, and has the best-value tariffs and quality of services for Sotelco subscribers in 24 provinces in Cambodia.
In 2013, Sotelco won the 1900MHz frequency for 3G deployment and will begin deploying 3G services for all subscribers in Cambodia in 2014. With the support of ZTE, Sotelco will launch 4G services in 2014, a major development for the telecommunications market in Cambodia.
“With ZTE’s support Sotelco will enhance its position among the top mobile operators in Cambodia over the coming year,” said Mr. Huot Vanthan, owner and chairman of Sotelco Ltd.