China’s ZTE has entered into a five-year global framework agreement with Norway’s Telenor Group to provide radio access network (RAN) equipment and services, including 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The agreement covers all business units of Telenor in Europe and Asia. In a press release ZTE says it will provide its software-defined radio (SDR) platform to Telenor, supporting multiple technologies – including GSM, W-CDMA, LTE (FDD) and TD-LTE – and multiple frequency bands simultaneously. The SDR solution has a scalable and integrated design which enables rapid, smart, and efficient network deployment as well as smooth network evolution, ZTE adds. The Chinese vendor has delivered mobile network solutions to Telenor since 2007, and is present in several of Telenor’s markets including Hungary, Pakistan, Malaysia and Montenegro.