Cell C selects ZTE to deploy HSPA+ network

ZTE selected to deploy and manage HSPA+ network in South Africa

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Cell C selects ZTE to deploy HSPA+ network ZTE will deploy and manage Cell C's new HSPA+ network.
By  Roger Field Published  February 2, 2010

South African operator Cell C has selected Chinese vendor ZTE to deploy and manage an HSPA+ network capable of speeds of up to 21Mbps in South Africa, in a deal worth $378 million.

ZTE said that work had already been started by both parties on deploying the network before finalising the deal.

Cell C announced its plan to roll out the HSPA+ network back in December. The company's CEO, Lars P Reichelt, said he was hopeful that the network would prove popular given that the fastest 3G networks in South Africa offer speeds of 7.2Mbps.

"Cell C's network will offer download speeds that are three times faster than what is available in market today," he said.

Cell C competes with MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, and MVNO Virgin Mobile in South Africa. MTN and Vodacom both already have HSPA networks, while Telkom has an HSUPA network.

2780 days ago
ernie

what kind of modems will be utilised to handle this speed?

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