Actix and ZTE Accelerate Mobile Broadband Deployment
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Press release date: June 19, 2007
EV-DO support enhances rapid network rollout
London and Shenzhen, 19th June 2007 - Actix, the recognized global leader for systems and solutions that enhance mobile network customer experience while reducing the total cost of ownership, has signed an agreement with ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to deepen their cooperation in the field of Optimization Solutions of RF Networks. This will enable the provision of a broader and more flexible choice of software solutions combined with lower total cost of ownership for their common clients worldwide. In particular, with this cooperation, ZTE customers will now be able to use Actix Analyzer software together with ZTE's data collection tool ZXPOS CNT1 to enhance radio network quality, troubleshoot issues and optimize network performance to support the deployment of CDMA2000 1X/EV-DO network.
Actix Analyzer Professional offers ZTE a completely scalable solution compatible with legacy systems. With built-in process management capability, Actix Analyzer Professional improves wireless performance and enhances subscriber experience, enabling ZTE customers to offer a consistently high level of customer service to users.
"As voice revenues inevitably continue to drop, operators and service providers are increasingly turning to mobile broadband as a way of bolstering revenue. To succeed in this rapidly evolving environment, operators need to get to market quickly with a service whose quality is high enough to not only attract but also retain customers," said ZhuJinyun, General Manager of ZTE CDMA product. "ZTE needed to provide its customers with a mature and flexible solution as quickly as possible and having already worked with Actix on a global scale, we were confident that together we would be able to achieve this delivery."
"Mobile broadband is already in high demand amongst early adopters, and debate is becoming very heated about how best to drive its widespread adoption," said Ming Ma, Country Manager for China at Actix. "ZTE understands that compatibility with legacy systems to ensure ease of deployment combined with high quality user experience is what will really impact the uptake of mobile broadband."
Prior to working with Actix, ZTE used its own data collection system, ZXPOS CNT1. Going forward, this system will now be used in conjunction with Actix Analyzer Professional, further extending the arrangement made in January 2006 where Actix agreed to support ZTE's CDMA drive test tools for five years.
About Actix Analyzer Actix Analyzer enables engineering teams to build in their own KPIs and processes for managing the quality of the radio network, troubleshooting radio link issues and optimizing radio link performance. With Actix Analyzer, expert engineers can configure predefined processes with the settings and thresholds used by their own teams, define new KPIs and reports which reflect the organization's priorities, and develop new analysis processes which capture the knowledge and best practices of technology specialists so these skills can be employed by every radio engineer.
About Actix With new networks such as HSPA launching and operators trying to extract every last bit of value out of their existing networks, optimising their RF assets is a central priority for operators. UK-based Actix helps wireless carriers enhance revenue growth and improve operating margins by delivering intelligent, automated network optimisation and performance engineering systems. Actix solutions feature embedded wireless expertise, automating key processes and enabling very significant efficiencies in the deployment and operation of carriers' networks. Over 5,000 engineers from more than 200 operators globally - including Verizon, Vodafone, O2, Cingular and T-Mobile - depend upon Actix software every day to improve their wireless operations. For more information, please see www.actix.com
About ZTE ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. The ZTE product range is the most complete in the world - covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless and handset markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to customers in more than 100 countries, helping them to achieve continued revenue growth and to shape the future of the world's communications. ZTE commits around 10% of annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. It is the fastest growing telecoms equipment company in the world, and is China's only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. For more information, please see zte.com.cn
About ZXPOS ZXPOS is the supporting tool package of the ZXPOS Solution (ZTE's Network Planning & Optimization Solution) consists of a set of coordinated tools covering the whole iterative process of 3G wireless network planning, deploying, testing, monitoring, optimizing, expanding and evolving towards future. As a member of ZXPOS package, ZXPOS CNT1 is a professional test tool developed by ZTE, notable for its high capability and usability.
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