ZTE to roll out 3G Networks in French Caribbean and Indian Ocean
Published on: 22nd Feb 2009
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China's ZTE has secured a contract to roll out all of Outremer Telecom's (OMT) new GSM UMTS networks in the company's overseas territories in the French regions of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.
Following ZTE's implementation of OMT's mobile network in Martinique in 2008, ZTE will roll-out new 3G networks in Guyana and Guadeloupe and replace the existing 2G infrastructures for the French operator. This will enable OMT to extend its 2G and 3G networks in use in Mayotte since 2006 and in Réunion since 2007.
"The launch of our third generation services forms part of the implementation of our broadband strategy in our overseas territories. These respond directly to the needs of our customers who want to benefit from unlimited voice and data services, as well as other innovative service offerings, all at very attractive prices. We chose to partner with ZTE once again for this project, after rolling out networks in Réunion with the company. The professionalism of the teams and the quality of service offered to us, played a major part in our decision to work with ZTE," said Jean Michel Hegesippe, Chairman and MD of the Outremer Telecom Group.
Outremer Telecom operates in five overseas territories in the French regions of the Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana) and the Indian Ocean (Réunion, Mayotte), supplying services, which include; advanced data and messaging services for residential or business mobile subscribers.
ZTE began supplying 2G mobile infrastructure equipment to Outremer Telecom in 2006. In accordance with the general conditions of the contract, ZTE is supplying a range of equipment, including: R4 Network Core equipment, 2G/3G radio stations, prepayment and SMS platforms and centralised multi-equipment supervision.