ZTE helps E-Plus to modernise its UMTS network and deliver LTE equipment
DÜSSELDORF, Germany - Tuesday, September 30th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ZTE Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation the leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has announced that its customer E-Plus has come second place in a comprehensive network test that was conducted by the German telecom magazine COMPUTER BILD. E-Plus’s network which was modernised with core network, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and LTE equipment by ZTE, was placed in the top two due to its recent expansion and excellent performance of its UMTS network, as well as fast download speeds.
E-Plus and ZTE entered into a strategic partnership in 2009, when E-Plus chose ZTE as leading equipment supplier for E-Plus’s mobile network. Since the beginning of 2014, ZTE has also maintained and operated its network. Those who voted for E-Plus highlighted the speed of the network and its exceptional user-experience. The results of the vote by CHIP reader’s choice have now been confirmed by COMPUTER BILD’s network test in which E-Plus outperformed its competitors. In some areas of Germany, E-Plus offered a download speed that averaged 50 percent faster compared to those offered by its competitors, with speeds of 9.43 megabytes per second (Mbps) in the UMTS network and 30.89 Mbps in the LTE standard network. The E-Plus network was also praised in this test for its dense UMTS network coverage (98.8 percent of the tested area), the highest successful network browse rate and the second fastest webpage opening speed of 1.8 seconds in its UMTS network.
COMPUTER BILD’s 2014 network test was conducted by its own network test-application. According to the publication, the test combines data from more than 61,000 users who downloaded the app on a tablet or smartphone. The network test was based upon a total of approximately 18.5 million measurements of data speeds as well as approximately 16 million call minutes.
“Recognizing our customers’ needs, ZTE continues to introduce cutting-edge technology which enhances network capacity and enable operators to provide high-quality networks. COMPUTER BILD’s evaluation of the German E-Plus shows that ZTE has a strong technical capability to support operators to build world-class networks,” said Li Jun, Managing Director of ZTE Deutschland GmbH.
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 140 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.
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