Brazilian fixed line operator Transit Telecom has signed a deal with Chinese telecoms equipment supplier ZTE for the supply of a new personal handy-phone system (PHS) network, which it hopes will enable it to attract 500,000 subscribers in the next three years, writes BNamericas citing local newspaper Valor Econômico. The pair have joined forces to deploy the new PHS network which is slated for launch in 2007. PHS is a wireless in the local loop (WiLL) technology that uses a cordless phone to give users mobility at home or in the workplace, but at call rates similar to those of fixed line rather than mobile phone services. Transit Telecom is looking to boost its revenues by up to 90% in 2006 with improved performance of both traditional and VoIP services. The company has some 80,000 customers.