BANGALORE, INDIA: Network equipment vendor ZTE announced that it has signed a contract to supply WCDMA wireless equipment to VIBO Telecom Inc., a subsidiary of theTaiwan Kinpo-Compal Group.
Under the agreement, ZTE will supply over 3,500 3G base-stations to replace VIBO’s existing 3G network around Taiwan within one year.
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The base-stations to be provided for VIBO are based on ZTE’s SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology.
“In Q1 2010, number of 3G subscribers accounted for 60 percent of the total subscribers from Taiwan, increased from about 40 percent in 2008. 3G communication has become the de facto standard for the local market," said Zhang Jianguo, GM, GU product, ZTE Corporation.
“To address this growing need for high-speed 3G data services, ZTE will help VIBO roll out 21.6 Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband services across the entire island of Taiwan for its users in the future. Our SDR platform can ensure the smooth and seamless upgrade of the network from GSM/UMTS to HSPA+ and LTE, allowing VIBO to dramatically reduce its operating and infrastructure costs,” he added.