Nokia Networks signs TD-LTE-Advanced deal with China Mobile

Contract further expands No9kia’s TD-LTE footprint with deployments across the country, supporting 18 provinces and mega cities including Beijing, Guangdong and Shanghai

Nokia Networks signs TD-LTE-Advanced deal with China Mobile

Nokia Networks has been commissioned to provide its latest TD-LTE-Advanced technology to China Mobile. The world's biggest mobile operator plans to deploy one million TD-LTE base stations by the end of 2015, with Nokia Networks being the largest non-Chinese vendor.

The new deal marks the third phase of an ongoing TD-LTE deployment with China Mobile. Products and services delivered by Nokia Networks include:

• TD-LTE-Advanced technology, based on the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, to support a wide range of frequency bands including 2.6 GHz (band 41), 2.3 GHz (band 40) and 1.9 GHz (band 39)
• Carrier aggregation software for both macro and small cells to efficiently combine the various spectrums for faster data transmission
• Flexi Zone small cells, including the Flexi Zone Controller, to help China Mobile support high-traffic indoor and outdoor locations
• Extensive network planning and optimisation services including small cell planning, performance assurance and optimisation to maximise the return on investment from new software features
• Network implementation, systems integration and care services integrated in global service delivery to ensure a swift and seamless rollout and high network quality.

Mike Wang, President of Greater China, Nokia Networks, said: "This new TD-LTE-Advanced deal is a big achievement that makes us the number one non-Chinese network vendor in China for the third year in a row. We are proud to support China Mobile with this network expansion project, further building on over 20 years of partnership."

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