ZTE to provide 50% of EPC equipment for China Telecom's LTE network

16 October 2013 | Kavit Majithia

Equipment vendor ZTE has announced it has won approximately 50% of China Telecom's tender to provide evolved packet core (EPC) equipment for its LTE network across 15 Chinese provinces.

The contract agreement also means ZTE will provide 2G, 3G, TDD, FDD and Wifi multi-network collaboration solutions with its EPC equipment and ensure a smooth evolution.

ZTE said it is also aiming to reduce the bandwidth costs, while improving user experience.

The vendor’s ePCC traffic management scheme also intends to provide flexible service packages, in addition to closed-loop control and open collaboration capabilities, with a view to helping carriers expand profit margins.

"As a long-term strategic partner of China Telecom, ZTE is committed to building high-quality LTE networks,” said Liu Jianhua, core network product line president at ZTE. “Our aim is for all end users on this network to enjoy the benefits of a high-speed 4G."

ZTE has won over 40 EPC commercial contracts since the first half of 2013, and it has deployed over 100 trial networks globally.

It works with a range of global telecoms companies, including China Mobile, Vodafone, Telstra, KPN, Telenor, TeliaSonera and Hutchison.