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ZTE Wins 3G Contracts in Mongolia and Nepal

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China's ZTE says that it has recently signed two WCDMA contracts with mobile operators in Asia, Skytel of Mongolia and Spice Nepal Private of Nepal. The contract with Mongolia's Skytel involves an overlay of a WCDMA network on the existing CDMA service, which ZTE says is the world's first to realize UMTS CDMA convergence at the core network level.

According to the agreement, ZTE will also be providing Skytel with its SDR (Soft Defined Radio) solution.

Meanwhile, ZTE has also inked another contract with Spice Nepal, the leading telecom operator in Nepal to assist in constructing its GSM/UMTS network by providing ZTE's SDR solutions. Based on the contract terms, the Spice Nepal's GSM/UMTS network will cover 6 main zones of Nepal, with the Phase I network deployment due to be completed by the end of October, 2009.

"We are honored to partner with Skytel and Spice Nepal to build integrated UMTS/CDMA and GSM/UMTS networks to assist them in maintaining their leadership positions in Mongolia and Nepal respectively," said Mr. Zhang Jianguo, General Manager of ZTE's UMTS products. "Our SDR technology will help Skytel and Spice Nepal meet their growing market needs while maximizing their ROI to attain the best business results."

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