CSL expands LTE in 2600MHz/1800MHz bands, prepares for LTE-Advanced

24 May 2012

ZTE Corp has signed an LTE network expansion contract with Hong Kong mobile operator CSL, involving the ‘extensive’ deployment of additional 2G/3G/4G base stations, which will be based on ZTE’s Uni-RAN LTE-Advanced-scalable R8884 configuration for the first time. CSL’s LTE network, which was switched on in November 2010, currently spans over 90% of Hong Kong’s territory. The deployment of ZTE’s R8884 base stations is aimed at managing the increasing demand for network capacity due to the continuing growth in mobile broadband customers, and will allow CSL to operate LTE services on both 2600MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands, thereby significantly enhancing indoor LTE broadband coverage, while the cell sites are scalable to LTE-Advanced at no additional cost, according to ZTE.

Hong Kong, CSL (now part of HKT/PCCW), ZTE