Telekom Austria Group Selects ZTE as Sole Supplier to Deploy Converged Voice Network

  Telekom Austria Group Selects ZTE as Sole Supplier to Deploy Converged Voice

 Converged CS/IMS and IMS hosting solution helps to smoothly implement VoLTE

Business Wire

VIENNA -- May 02, 2013

ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK/ A share stock code: 000063.SZ),
a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network
solutions and mobile devices, is to provide a CS/IMS converged voice network
to the Telekom Austria Group. ZTE is realising this project under
collaboration with KCC (Kapsch Carrier Com), a well experienced local system

Under the agreement, ZTE will deploy a mobile CS (Circuit Switched) softswitch
network to replace the existing mobile core network for Telekom Austria Group
in its northern operational districts, including Austria, Slovenia and
Liechtenstein. At the same time, ZTE will build a new IMS (IP multimedia
subsystem) network in these branches.

The converged voice solutions provided to Telekom Austria Group is based on a
cloud solution helping to reduce TCO. Using an IMS hosting solution, the
centralized IMS core will be deployed to serve various branches of the Group
independently, enabling the rapid launch of new services and giving the
Telekom Austria Group centralised management and control of its networks.

The newly-built IMS network will support various scenarios including RCSe
(Rich Communication Suite-enhanced) and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) to enable full
convergence of the operator’s fixed and mobile networks. The IMS RCSe service
will provide a carrier-class multimedia experience to users, helping the
operator to deal with the challenges from Internet-based OTT (over the top)
providers. The IMS network also helps to achieve standard VoLTE service. The
new mobile softswitch and IMS network will help Telekom Austria Group to
significantly increase its network capacity, enabling rapid growth of the
operator’s customer base. ZTE’s highly integrated core network equipment will
significantly reduce the network’s physical footprint, enhance the service
quality and reduce the operator’s CAPEX.

“The new ZTE CS/IMS network opens up the future for Telekom Austria Group,”
said Mr. Hans Pichler, CTO of Telekom Austria Group. “It will enable us to
easily expand our business while giving our customers the best possible
experience of the latest fixed and mobile communication services.”

"We are honoured to deploy a future-proof mobile voice and broadband
multimedia service network for Telekom Austria Group, bringing fresh
experiences to users and enabling the Group to strengthen its lead in
different markets," said Xu Ziyang, Vice President of ZTE.

Telekom Austria Group is Austria's largest information and communications
services provider and one of Europe's leading full-service carriers. Telekom
Austria Group operates in a total of eight markets in Central and Eastern
Europe including Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, the Republic
of Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

ZTE is one of the industry-leading providers of end-to-end IMS network
solutions. To date, ZTE's IMS products have won over 150 commercial/trial
contracts worldwide, covering China, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Poland, Turkey,
Peru, USA ,etc.

About ZTE

ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually
every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS,
terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative,
custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140
countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while
growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and
development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted
to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to
corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The
company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on
both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK /
A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit


ZTE Corporation
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