Sunday, 04 December 2016

DiGi appoints ZTE to deploy LTE-ready network

ZTE
Thursday 28 April 11

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) today announced the appointment of ZTE Corporation to build a unified mobile network that will provide DiGi with fully transformed 2G/3G/4G network starting third quarter this year. This brand new network will be immediately capable of delivering download speeds of up to 42Mbps using HSPA+ and thereafter up to 4 times faster when the 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) spectrum becomes available. This will result in a major enhancement of network quality and efficiency, enabling improved customer experience, and strengthening DiGi’s competitiveness…

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) today announced the appointment of ZTE Corporation to build a unified mobile network that will provide DiGi with fully transformed 2G/3G/4G network starting third quarter this year.

This brand new network will be immediately capable of delivering download speeds of up to 42Mbps using HSPA+ and thereafter up to 4 times faster when the 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) spectrum becomes available. This will result in a major enhancement of network quality and efficiency, enabling improved customer experience, and strengthening DiGi’s competitiveness.

The partnership was formalised today at a signing ceremony witnessed by YAB Dato’ Seri Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and H.E. Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of China.

Henrik Clausen, Chief Executive Officer of DiGi said, “This brand new LTE-ready network will allow our customers to enjoy cutting edge mobile speeds, increased capacity and improve quality of service. This is part of DiGi’s commitment to enhance customer’s connectivity experience and enable richer applications on the mobile platform.”

Under this partnership, DiGi will modernise its nationwide network with ZTE’s unified Radio Access Network (RAN) platform which is capable of delivering 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE from a single base station site. In addition, the company will upgrade its Core network, Transmission network and parts of its Value-Added Services platform. This exercise will involve over 5,000 existing sites in the next 2 years, with new ones being added for improved capacity and coverage.

ZTE will also provide managed services to maintain the unified network. The new network will feature a simplified architecture and convergence in service platforms, resulting in improved operational efficiency, and service provisioning times.

“We are pleased to cooperate with DiGi in developing next-generation mobile broadband in Malaysia” said Mr. Bang Zheng, President of Asia-Pacific Region of ZTE Corporation, “With DiGi’s strong brand and high service levels, Malaysian customers will experience the most advanced internet and data services. ZTE will continue to support DiGi with technology innovations to provide local users with the fastest network.”

Clausen further explained that steps taken to modernise its network will help expedite DiGi’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint. “By using newer equipment with enhanced technology, we will be able to achieve better energy utilisation and efficiencies, resulting in up to 50% energy savings network-wide over the next five years as part of our commitment to address climate change.”

He added, “This new network model is yet another example of how we will continue to raise the bar. Once completed, it will be the cornerstone of both our efforts to bring new products into the market and also increase our operational efficiency.”

About DiGi
DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd provides mobile voice, internet and broadband services. It is committed to driving Malaysia's growth by building a mobile internet and broadband environment that enables true connectivity, creates socio-economic development, and helps businesses grow. DiGi continues to be a game-changer for the Malaysian telecommunications industry, with a solid history of product and service innovation, and is a leader in driving progressive and responsible business practices. Listed on Bursa Malaysia, it is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group. For more information about DiGi, please visit www.digi.com.my

About ZTE
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.


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