Hi3G takes ZTE forward in Sweden
ZTE is strengthening its presence in Sweden with a $74 million (€56.8 million) deal to deploy base stations for Hi3G Sweden.
The contract covers several thousand UMTS and LTE base stations, and auxiliary microwave and data transmission equipment. ZTE will deploy the kit over the next three years, building on its previous rollout of LTE infrastructure for Hi3G.
ZTE Sweden chief, Huang Zheng, says the deal shows the vendor has “achieved a world leading position in terms of telecoms technology, product solutions and services.”
The pair claim Hi3G launched Europe’s first large-scale TD-LTE network at end-2011, after the operator integrated three modes and five frequencies into a single network based on ZTE kit.