SHENZHEN, China - Monday, November 4th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, and BASE Company, the Belgian subsidiary of Dutch mobile operator KPN, have launched BASE Company’s 4G services in Belgium.
BASE Company has launched 4G services directly in 15 cities and was the second operator to start 4G in Belgium. During the press conference at the announcement in early October, a 4G smart phone with only two signal bars reached download speeds of up to 42 Mbps, and multimedia files played clearly and smoothly.
As Radio equipment supplier for BASE Company, ZTE helped to construct high-quality UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Dual Carrier networks in Belgium. With a Uni-RAN solution that supports smooth evolution and good equipment performance, ZTE has been selected as a 4G radio equipment supplier for BASE Company. ZTE’s engineering team helped BASE Company to construct the high-quality 4G network.
Jos Donvil, CEO of BASE, said: "Rolling out 4G as second operator in Belgium is important in order to meet the new needs of our customers. In recent years we´ve seen the number of smartphones and the data usage on these devices skyrocket. Customers use their mobile phones for much more than just calling and sending text messages, and that evolution is continuing. As a challenger on the mobile market, we always want to give our customers the ultimate user experience," says Donvil.
Li Jun, General Manager of ZTE in Benelux and Germany, said: "I am very pleased that ZTE has been able to help BASE Company roll-out its 4G services. I am confident that with this new 4G network ZTE can help BASE Company to build an even stronger position in the Belgian mobile market. For ZTE, this is really a milestone event as we successfully launched another 4G network with a European operator, significantly enhancing our 4G footprint in Europe.”
ZTE is a major global provider of end-to-end integrated 4G solutions and services and a reliable strategic partner. By June 2013, ZTE had obtained 60 4G commercial contracts and 40 EPC commercial contracts. With leading 4G end-to-end solutions as well as partnerships with major operators around the world, ZTE has carried out 4G trial networks with more than 140 operators. ZTE has successfully launched commercial 4G services for China Mobile, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Bharti, Hutchison, and Telstra.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is 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.
About BASE Company
BASE Company is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Dutch Koninklijke KPN, whose headquarters are located in Brussels. At the end of 2012, BASE Company had 896 employees and a projected market share in terms of services revenues of more than 20%. In 2012, BASE Company had a turnover of 804 million Euro in Begium. The company is mainly active in the field of mobile telephony via the brands BASE and BASE business. It is also present on the digital television, Internet and fixed telephony markets through the SNOW brand. BASE Company distributes its products and services via a segmented approach in its 75 Base Shops and in 80 ALLO telecom telephone shops and via online and indirect channels.
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