Tata Teleservices (TTL), a leading CDMA telecommunication service provider in India, has selected ZTE to deploy All-IP CDMA2000 solutions for rural telecom networks throughout India in the coming three years.
ZTE will be responsible for the construction of the network covering many of India’s rural regions. ZTE’s All-IP CDMA2000 1X solution is a carrier-class hardware platform, suitable for implementation in rural regions.
“TTL was looking for a cost-effective rural solution to lower capital and operational costs. ZTE was chosen as a vendor for our Rural Solution after stringent technical evaluation, lab tests and field trials. This contract will enable TTL to reach rural parts of India with world class technology in the most cost effective manner,” said Mr. Greg Young, Chief Officer Network, Tata Teleservices Limited.
The Indian telecoms market has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years. The mobile subscriber base is now over 100 million and tele-density in major metros is more than 40%. Rural telecoms coverage is a critical focus for the Department of Telecommunications, India, because it will benefit rural consumers, who make up over 72% of the country’s population.
TTL, India’s second largest CDMA telecoms operator, is a part of the Tata Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in India.