ZTE wins Ho Chi Minh CDMA contract

21 Apr 2005

China’s largest telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE Corp has won a contract with Vietnam Power Telecom (VP Telecom) to install a wireless network covering Ho Chi Minh City, based on the vendor’s CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology. The network will provide access to high speed data, voice and video services to the capital’s seven million inhabitants. The contract follows ZTE’s implementation of the second phase of VP Telecom’s CDMA2000 1x wireless in the local loop (WiLL) network, which now covers 13 provinces, including the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh’s most densely populated areas. VP Telecom is a subsidiary of the Electricity Telecommunication Company (ETC), which is affiliated to state-owned Electricity of Vietnam. It was licensed to provide a full range of fixed line telephony services in early 2003; ZTE began rolling out its network shortly afterwards.