Posted: November 5, 2013

ZTE Corporation and BASE Company, the Belgian subsidiary of Dutch mobile operator KPN, have launched BASE Company’s 4G services in Belgium.

BASE Company has launched 4G services directly in 15 cities and was the second operator to start 4G in Belgium. During the press conference at the announcement in early October, a 4G smart phone with only two signal bars reached download speeds of up to 42 Mbps, and multimedia files played clearly and smoothly.

As Radio equipment supplier for BASE Company, ZTE helped to construct high-quality UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Dual Carrier networks in Belgium. With a Uni-RAN solution that supports smooth evolution and good equipment performance, ZTE has been selected as a 4G radio equipment supplier for BASE Company. ZTE’s engineering team helped BASE Company to construct the high-quality 4G network.

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Jos Donvil, CEO of BASE, said: “Rolling out 4G as second operator in Belgium is important in order to meet the new needs of our customers. In recent years we´ve seen the number of smartphones and the data usage on these devices skyrocket. Customers use their mobile phones for much more than just calling and sending text messages, and that evolution is continuing. As a challenger on the mobile market, we always want to give our customers the ultimate user experience,” says Donvil,

Li Jun, General Manager of ZTE in Benelux and Germany, said: “I am very pleased that ZTE has been able to help BASE Company roll-out its 4G services. I am confident that with this new 4G network ZTE can help BASE Company to build an even stronger position in the Belgian mobile market. For ZTE, this is really a milestone event as we successfully launched another 4G network with a European operator, significantly enhancing our 4G footprint in Europe.”

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