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ZTE lands $85M contract for Aircel's 3G network in India

ZTE Corp. announced that it closed a deal worth $85 million to build and deploy a 3G network for pan-India operator Aircel. The win doesn’t exactly translate to a new customer for the Chinese vendor because ZTE already supplied equipment for Aircel’s existing GSM network.
As part of the new contract, ZTE will upgrade Aircel’s network to UMTS and the vendor hinted at subsequent upgrades to come down the line.
“This contract between ZTE and Aircel is a significant one for ZTE in the Indian market,” ZTE India CEO Huang Dabin said.
Aircel has spectrum for 13 new cities in India, according to Times of India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.


Matt Kapko
Matt Kapko
Former Feature writer for RCR Wireless NewsCurrently writing for CIO Matt Kapko specializes in the convergence of social media, mobility, digital marketing and technology. As a senior writer at, Matt covers social media and enterprise collaboration. Matt is a former editor and reporter for ClickZ, RCR Wireless News, paidContent and mocoNews, iMedia Connection, Bay City News Service, the Half Moon Bay Review, and several other Web and print publications. Matt lives in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoys traveling and hitting the road with his wife, going to shows, rooting for the 49ers, gardening and reading.

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