SWAN taps ZTE for LTE

28 Aug 2014

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has been selected by SWAN Slovakia as the exclusive core and access network provider for the nationwide deployment of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G mobile network. Triple-play broadband operator SWAN won a technology-neutral 1800MHz licence in December and plans to deploy a network of 1,100 dual-mode GSM/LTE base stations over the next three years, as it looks to break into the Slovakian mobile market which is currently sewn up by three operators: Orange Slovensko, Slovak Telekom (formerly T-Mobile) and O2 Slovakia (previously Telefonica O2).

ZTE revealed in its press release today that it will exclusively construct for SWAN a core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network, and a GSM/LTE mobile communications and VAS (value added services) access network, involving over 1,100 dual-mode GSM/LTE base stations using SDR (software-defined radio) solutions.

Slovakia, SWAN (incl. BENESTRA), ZTE