20Aug, 2015

ZTE Powers Smartfren’s First Hybrid 4G Network in Indonesia

Capable of supporting widest range of devices with optimal bandwidth

ZTE New Logo_bxAugust 20th, 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, proudly announced that the company support Smartfren Telecom Tbk (FREN:JKT) to build and deploy its 4G LTE network in the Indonesia, along with Smartfren 4G network launch event, 19th of August 2015, at Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta.

The deployed network is capable of supporting both TDD (Time Division Duplex) and FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) mode in single making. The network is based on ZTE’s core dual-mode CDMA/LTE platform to meet the service requirements of Smartfren, and is operating in the 800MHz as well as a brand new 2.300MHz frequency. The network also supports Carrier Aggregation (CA) set of features to provide much higher data rate and reliability.

End-users or telecommunication service subscribers will be benefited by the implementation of the hybrid LTE network. Supporting both TDD and FDD standards, the LTE infrastructure that is deployed by ZTE is compatible with more 4G-enabled devices compared to networks that only support one standard. The network is also capable of working in two frequencies, providing the best combination of wide coverage area, and optimal bandwidth for improved customer experience

“We are glad to partner with Smartfren to rollout their 4G LTE network in Indonesia. We are fully committed to delivering a state-of-the-art LTE ecosystem which will help Smartfren offer the best mobile broadband services to their customers,” said Mr.  Lirong, CEO ZTE Corporation. “This alliance has allowed ZTE to further cement our position as the partner of choice for telecom operators in the country in developing and maintaining their LTE ecosystem. This partnership also fits into our long term vision of developing sustainable LTE network in Indonesia.”

During the launch event of Smartfren 4G LTE network, ZTE presented 4G Experience Zone to allow smartfren’s customers and media directly experiencing the advanced technology of 4G LTE network. The visitor can experience various activities using 4G network technology. Visitors can experience the high-speed internet connection while watching video, without buffering; touch less interaction; and other interactive demo in the activity booth.

ZTE has enjoyed a long term relationship with Smartfren since 2006, and starting from 2010 supporting the first EV-DO Rev.B network roll out in Indonesia and played a key role in the launch of the consumer devices that supports the new EV-DO Rev.B network in the two phases of the implementation.

As of December 2014, ZTE has deployed 98 LTE commercial networks, signed160 LTE contracts and over 85 LTE trials in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

Photo Caption:

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Indonesia minister of communication and information of Indonesia (Menkominfo), Rudiantara, together with PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk board of directors, ZTE, and other partners, officially launched Smartfren 4G LTE network.

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(Left to right) Huang Zhiyuan, VP Sales Division 1 of PT ZTE Indonesia; Paul Hodges, CEO of Smartfren; Shi Lirong, President of ZTE Corporation; Franky Widjaja, Chairman of Smartfren; Mei Zhonghua, President Director of PT ZTE Indonesia, shook hands and took photo together right after the launch event of Smartfren 4G LTE.

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During the launch event of Smartfren 4G LTE, ZTE as one of Smartfren’s vendors for 4G LTE network, provided several activities using 4G LTE network in ZTE 4G LTE Experience Zone.

About ZTE

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.

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