Digicel enlists ZTE for LTE rollout in Central America/Caribbean

29 Mar 2017

Pan-Caribbean telecoms provider Digicel Group has selected Chinese vendor ZTE to roll out 4G LTE networks across its 26 markets in the Caribbean and Central America. The deployment forms part of Digicel’s recently-announced ‘Digicel 2030’ project which includes a global network transformation programme, with a view to drastically improving customer network experience. In its press release, ZTE noted that its LTE solutions would help Digicel upgrade and optimise its infrastructure, whilst supporting network evolution by enabling the deployment of next generation digital services and business innovations. Further, ZTE claimed that its Uni-RAN solution, which is based on its software-defined radio (SDR) technology: ‘increases the network operation efficiency by prolonging the lifecycle of devices through network upgrades and smooth evolution … [The technology also] protects operators’ investment and dramatically reduces network costs and increases the stability and reliability of network operation.’

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