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Nokia lands network expansion contract from Chinas Henan MCC

Posted: 23 Dec 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nokia? gsm network? henan mobile communications? gsm core? radio access network?

Nokia has signed a $125 million contract for the expansion of the GSM network of Henan Mobile Communications Corp. Ltd (Henan MCC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile (HK) Ltd. The operator's subscriber capacity is expected to will exceed 10 million after this expansion.

Deliveries of the full Nokia GSM core and radio access network infrastructure and Nokia's network and service management system, Nokia NetAct, including NetAct Traffica for real-time monitoring, have already begun. In addition to care services, Nokia will provide an extensive range of radio and core GPRS optimization services, software maintenance service and consultative support as well as implementation service. The expanded network is expected to be fully operational during the first half of 2004.

This expansion agreement further underlines our strategic cooperation with Henan MCC, as well as Nokia's commitment to mobility in China, a major growth market for mobile services, says David Ho,

SVP of Nokia Networks, China. At Nokia our target is to grow the global market for mobile services to 2 billion subscribers in 2008. We know that China will play a very large role in reaching that milestone.

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