ZTE Corp announced yesterday that has it has signed UMTS contracts with Skytel of Mongolia and Spice Nepal.
Skytel, the leading CDMA mobile operator in Mongolia, will build a nationwide commercial UMTS network, making it the world\'s first to realize UMTS/CDMA convergence at the core network level, according to ZTE.
The company will provide Skytel with its SDR solution to enable HSPA data services to its customers and to support a smooth evolution to LTE in the future.
In the deal with Spice Nepal, the leading telecom operator in Nepal, ZTE will support the construction of the operator\'s GSM/UMTS network by providing ZTE\'s SDR solutions.
The GSM/UMTS network will cover six main zones of Nepal with the goal of providing high-speed network access to subscribers.
Phase I network deployment is expected to be completed by the end of October.