EU expects major Chinese govt support for Huawei, ZTE

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If reports are to be believed, the European Commission believes Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., China’s largest telecommunications equipment makers, benefit from massive credit lines from Chinese state-owned banks and other significant government support. The findings are likely to fuel further debate regarding the treatment of the large subsidies that–according to western governments and companies–Chinese businesses receive from the …

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FTTH in plans for Kenya’s Jamii Telecom

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Jamii Telecom of Kenya has reportedly signed a $14.8 million deal with ZTE Corp. to connect 100,000 homes with a fiber to the home (FTTH) network. Jamii asserts it will be the first Internet service provider (ISP) in Kenya to deploy an FTTH network. According to reports, the firm will target households in Karen, Lavington, Parklands, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Lang’ata, South …

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ZTE terminal products sales up by 50%

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ZTE Corp. has revealed that its sales of terminal products increased nearly 50% in 2010 to 90 million units, and the company aims to become one of the world’s top three handset vendors in five years. According to ZTE, it is expected to sell 120 million terminal units this year, without saying if that number is an internal goal. Terminal …

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Batelco inks international group framework agreement with ZTE (Bahrain)

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Bahrain-based Batelco has signed an international group framework agreement with Chinese telecoms equipment provider ZTE Corp. Under the agreement, ZTE will supply 2G and 3G wireless network solutions to Batelco’s subsidiaries and affiliated companies. As per the agreement, it aims to include reducing Batelco’s capital and operating expenditure whilst supporting its international expansion strategy and mobile broadband development. The Batelco …

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Nokia Siemens can’t meet Indian security demands

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Finland’s Communication Minister Suvi Linden has stated that Nokia Siemens Networks, the network-equipment joint venture of Nokia Oyj and Siemens AG, finds India’s demand to get access to hardware and software design documents impossible to meet. According to Suvi Linden, Finland can understand that India wants to be careful with network security, but it is important that restrictions are not …

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Ericsson refuse to bid for BSNL tender (India)

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Ericsson, one of BSNL’s present GSM vendors, has refused to bid for BSNL’s $450 million GSM supply tender, arguing against the government’s demands for vendors to share their hardware and software codes. As per the proposed new security rules, foreign vendors are required to place software and hardware designs into escrow for possible scrutiny by security authorities in order to …

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Sistema Shyam (MTS) to invest USD 55 Mn

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Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), a joint venture company between Russia’s Sistema and Shyam Group of India, will be investing USD 55 Mn to expand its code division multiple access (CDMA) network in one of the southern states in India (Andhra Pradesh) by the end of this year. MTS India has successfully launched in 12 circles now and MTS India …

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BSNL’s board decides to scrap GSM deal (India)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A tender worth $6 billion to supply equipment for 93 million mobile phone lines on the global system for mobile communications, or GSM, platform has been decided to be scraped by the board of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Scarcity of GSM lines have been suffered by the state run Indian telco, in its bid to increase its subscriber’s addition …

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Singtel will join ZTE for Long Term Evolution trials (Philippines)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: For carrying out Long Term Evolution (LTE) trials in the Philippines, ZTE Corp, a Chinese equipment vendor has planned to work with Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) affiliate, Globe Telecom. The intention behind the tie up is to develop strategic management of the network as well as long-term planning for LTE network infrastructure projects. A trail will be conducted in the …

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BT and ZTE To Develop 3G Mobile TV Phone

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BT has announced that it has signed an agreement with ZTE, a provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to develop the 3G mobile handset compatible with BT Movio’s wholesale mobile entertainment service.The phone will enable 3G mobile operators to offer BT Movio’s broadcast mobile TV and DAB digital radio service, ideal for live, mass-market channels, alongside existing video-on-demand services …

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