ZTE has partnered with the Telefonica Group in Peru to modernise the operator's fixed network.
The telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider will install an IMS core network based on an enhanced telecoms computing architecture platform and replace ageing switches on the network.
Telefonica in Peru has approached ZTE in the hope that its IMS core network could help it to simplify its operations and therefore lower operating costs. The network supports narrow band access and broadband access technologies including LTE and xPON.
ZTE core network product line president Liu Jianhua said: "Telefonica Group in Peru, like many other main operators, faces the challenges of dealing with legacy switches and lowering operating expenditures while maintaining legacy terminals and service integrity. ZTE's IMS solution can overcome these hurdles."
This deal is one of many signed by ZTE in recent years, with the company involved in more than 140 IMS contracts across the world as of the end of last year.