Friday, 3 July 2009

Vistream signs ZTE for core network infrastructure – Germany

The German MVNO Vistream has signed a contract with Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE to upgrade its GSM and UMTS network that enables the former to provide high-speed mobile access and applications. The new network is likely to offer Vistream a capacity for 500,000 subscribers.

ZTE will provide a series of advanced solutions, including an all-IP platform, ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture) hardware infrastructure and advanced NGHLR (Next Generation Home Location Register) systems. The package also includes a geographic database disaster recovery feature that assists in maximising the network’s reliability and lowering the operator’s TCO (total cost of ownership).

According to Vistream, the upgrade was a part of enlarging its business across various European markets, “working in deep cooperation with various third party content providers.”