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    Telenor Hungary commissions ZTE to build Hungary’s first LTE-ready network


    ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced a contract with Telenor Hungary, a subsidiary of one of the Telenor Group, to build a GSM/UMTS/LTE network in Hungary. ZTE will provide the company with radio and core infrastructure over the next five years, including its industry leading End-to-End and Uni-RAN solutions.

    “As part of our vision of a Digital Hungary, we predict a growing need for simple- to-use, value-for-money mobile communications services across Hungary, especially mobile broadband and we now see that the time has come to switch to the next gear and take the lead in providing even faster and even more reliable services to our customers,” said Anders Jensen, CEO of Telenor Hungary.

    ZTE will switch, expand and operate the GSM/UMTS/LTE network and deploy over 6,000 base stations, including LTE eNodeBs throughout the country. With its SDR-based solution, ZTE will help Telenor Hungary achieve a unified 2G/3G/LTE core network, supporting multi-mode and multi-band wireless services. This technology eliminates the need for further infrastructure upgrades, providing the operator with the flexibility to roll-out new services and a smooth evolution path to LTE.

    “This agreement with Telenor Hungary marks another major breakthrough in the European market for ZTE’s Uni-RAN technology and further cements our partnership with Telenor. With ZTE’s unified network, Telenor Hungary will have the flexibility to upgrade its network as new services are rolled-out, preparing it for the imminent 4G era”, Kenneth Fredriksen, GM of ZTE’s Telenor Business Unit.

    ZTE has previously built unified GSM/UMTS/LTE networks for Telenor in India and Montenegro. It follows progress in the Portuguese, German and Belgium markets. ZTE has to date rolled-out 7 LTE commercial networks and over 50 LTE trials distributed in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific areas.