Movicel chooses second LTE vendor, ZTE

28 Feb 2012

Angolan mobile operator Movicel has announced a second technology partner in its plan to roll out nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. Following the announcement of Huawei as LTE vendor partner in its initial launch of the 4G service in Cabinda province, Movicel has chosen another Chinese firm, ZTE to deploy its Uni-RAN and Uni-Core solutions for the rollout of LTE in areas across the country. In addition, ZTE will upgrade Movicel’s 3G core network to support LTE services, and will provide management and maintenance for the network. ZTE’s CEO Shi Lirong said: ‘It’s a great honour for ZTE to cooperate with Movicel to build an LTE network in Angola. We strive to improve our network delivery ability and service quality with a view to enhancing our presence in the African market.’

Angola, Movicel (Angola), ZTE