ZTE to build up disaster recovery system for U Mobile’s network
By Digital News Asia October 8, 2013
- Disaster recovery system is expected to be completed in 2014
- Will give users stable, resilient and robust network service, says U Mobile
U MOBILE Sdn Bhd has signed a disaster recovery system partnership agreement with ZTE Corporation for its core network.
This would provide stable, resilient and robust network service to its users, U Mobile said in a statement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The disaster recovery system is expected to be completed in 2014, and would enhance U Mobile’s ability to provide seamless Internet and mobile services to subscribers with minimal interruption, the company claimed.
Upon completion of the project, U Mobile will explore subsequent upgrades and purchases depending on the network’s capacity requirement.
“We are living in a connected society where almost everyone has access to mobile and internet services wherever they go,” said Wong Heang Tuck, chief operating officer of U Mobile.
“Hence, network stability and coverage are keys to connectivity, and we at U Mobile are taking additional measures to safeguard and back up our network, so that users can continue their seamless mobile experiences and stay connected with U Mobile,” he said.
Wong, currently also U Mobile acting chief executive officer after it had sacked former CEO Jaffa Sany Ariffin in late August, said U Mobile and ZTE have worked on various projects and strategic partnerships since early 2011, including the current disaster recovery system installation.
“ZTE is committed to help U Mobile deliver the best and most robust mobile services to subscribers,” said Fred Zhang, ZTE Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd managing director.
The official signing ceremony was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and China President President Xi Jinping, who was on three-day diplomatic visit to Malaysia as part of his South-East Asia tour.
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