Vietnam’s largest mobile operator Viettel, which is set to launch its operations in Peru next year, taped ZTE to deploy a 2G/3G wireless network across its Peru operations. According to ZTE, the first phase of the project will include building more than 2,000 base stations.
Viettel won, in January 2011 the license for the 1900MHz frequency in Peru, becoming the fourth mobile operator in the country. Last April, Viettel Group announced plans to invest about $400 million in the country over the next 10 years.
Currently, Viettel is providing communications services in six countries around the globe, with networks covering nearly 170 million people, and serving 60 million subscribers.
ZTE noted it confident that this new contract will help Viettel grow further in the region. As part of the contract, ZTE will provide its Uni-RAN solution, which includes a series of products based on SDR technology. According to ZTE, SDR-built networks can combine multiple modes and evolve to next generation networks seamlessly.
ZTE will also provide operation management services such as its radio network optimization network tool to Viettel. The completed network will cover all of Peru.
In Peru, the company expects to penetrate the market with low prices and it expects to reach 338,000 subscribers by 2014. It will compete with Telefonica, Nextel and Claro in the Peru market.