ZTE Services Deutschland, a subsidiary of China’s ZTE Group, has taken over the responsibility for the rollout and operation of German wireless operator E-Plus’s mobile communications network, as part of a comprehensive managed services contract signed last year. ZTE successfully completed a transition of the network operations in early January 2014, migrating the entire IT infrastructure from the previous service provider to a ZTE data centre. Additionally, ZTE has deployed new software tools including its ZSmart platform. ‘Since 2009, ZTE has supported the expansion of our powerful high speed network that offers all our customers simple, reliable and rapid access to the mobile internet,’ commented E-Plus CTO Andreas Pfisterer, adding: ‘E-Plus and its customers benefit from the synergies arising from the supply of network technology to the construction and operation of the E-Plus network by one single partner. In its usual professional manner, ZTE managed a smooth takeover of network operations.’
In a separate press release, ZTE has announced that is has developed in association with E-Plus and Hi-Tech company CloudStreet a cost-efficient technology to transmit high quality HD video over TD-LTE wireless networks. E-Plus and ZTE have already cooperated to build an UMTS and LTE FDD network in Germany, and using the CloudStreet capacity reservation system, the companies plan live video transmission over the E-Plus 3.5G TD-LTE network extension. The new network is able to co-exist with the LTE FDD infrastructure and utilise the same core network, so that the 3.5G TD-LTE system can deliver more capacity. ‘As the fastest growing global provider of LTE networks, especially in TD-LTE technology, ZTE is ideally placed to establish high-quality TD-LTE networks to make this model work smoothly,’ said Dr. Zhao Xianming, ZTE EVP and CTO.