Zapp Hands Romanian 3G Task to ZTE

ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has been selected by Romanian mobile operator Zapp to roll-out a WCDMA/HSDPA commercial network. Zapp plans on launching its 3G commercial services in early autumn 2008, and says the network should be completed by 2011. 
Zapp, a key European CDMA carrier and the only operator in Romania deploying this type of technology, has also selected ZTEs CDMA2000 technology to replace its current 2G network, due to its stable performance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). This is ZTEs fourth CDMA project in Europe. The company has previously built networks in Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. 
Quality and functionality were key criteria when looking to build our 3G network, says Zapp CEO, Chris Bataillard. Our aim was to provide subscribers with the most advanced 3G services available. ZTE allows us to launch these advanced services, while achieving higher operational efficiency and lower costs.
The WCDMA/ HSDPA equipment provided by ZTE is compatible with Zapps existing network, and will be used to build a network that will be fully dedicated to data services. The network will enhance the quality and speed of services offered by
Zapp, increasing the data transfer rate from 2.4 Mbps to up to 7.2 Mbps.
Analyst IDC ranked ZTE as the fastest growing telecom vendor in 2007. The company has a strong focus on product development and enhancement, spending over a third of its human capital in research and development. ZTEs equipment has been deployed in over 20 WCDMA/HSDPA networks worldwide, including networks in Libya, Estonia and Nepal.