Nokia, a leading mobile network supplier in China, announced today that it has signed a GSM expansion contract with Jiangxi Mobile Communications Corporation Ltd. (Jiangxi MCC). Nokia will provide GSM network equipment and solutions for Nokia's 10th GSM expansion for Jiangxi MCC. In addition, Nokia extended its cooperation with Jiangxi MCC by signing a contract to build GSM coverage for the rural areas.
Under the two contracts, Nokia will supply Jiangxi MCC with Nokia GSM radio and core networks, including Nokia UltraSite base stations and Nokia MSS (MSC Server System) mobile softswitch. The Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system will support the network, and Nokia will provide network planning, implementation and integration services. Deliveries will start immediately and the network will be operational in October 2006.
"We are delighted to continue the strategic cooperation with Nokia," said Jian Qin, General Manager of Jiangxi Mobile Communications Corporation Ltd. "With Nokia's high quality GSM solutions, rapid rollout capability and professional services, we will be able to increase our network capacity and coverage to meet the increasing needs of mobile subscribers in both urban and rural areas of Jiangxi Province."
"It is our great pleasure to work closely with Jiangxi MCC," said James Lin, Vice President, Networks, Nokia China. "In addition to expanding network capacity and coverage for Jiangxi MCC, we are supporting them to reduce operating expenditure and offer their subscribers a smooth migration path to 3G and All-IP services in the future through the deployment of mobile softswitch systems."
Nokia has been a major supplier of Jiangxi MCC's radio and core networks since the launch of Jiangxi's GSM network in 1995. Jiangxi MCC launched the SMS-based eRefill service to its entry level subscribers in the province using the Nokia Connect eRefill solution in 2005. Jiangxi MCC is one of the wholly owned subsidiaries of China Mobile (HK) Limited with a leading market position in Jiangxi province of over 8.5 million subscribers.
Nokia leads the 3GPP compliant mobile softswitch market in China and is a leading GSM network supplier in the Chinese market with over 20 provincial customers and 20 million lines already put into operation.
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