ZTE begins rollout of UQ’s WiMAX pico base stations

2 Dec 2010

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE says it has begun to deploy WiMAX pico base stations for UQ Communications (formerly Wireless Broadband Planning), KDDI’s WiMAX joint venture with Intel Capital, East Japan Railway Company, Kyocera Corp, Daiwa Securities Group and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. UQ launched commercial services in the country in July 2009, initially in parts of greater Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, but subsequently extended coverage to all major cities by the end of fiscal 2010. As of 31 October this year UQ had amassed 373,300 subscribers. ZTE is supplying and installing its ZXMBW E9201 units under the contract which it says was selected by the WiMAX operator because of ‘its small size, light weight, zero footprint, flexible installation and rapid deployment.’

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