Electronics Production | May 19, 2006

Nokia receives breakthrough order in China

Nokia wins GSM deal with China Unicom for the western parts of China.
Telecom equipment supplier Nokia has signed a GSM expansion deal with Sichuan Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom, enabling Nokia for the first time to penetrate the Sichuan and West China regions.

Nokia will will deploy its GSMA radio and core networks, including the Nokia MSC Server mobile softswitch, in four cities in Sichuan Province. The company expects the network expansion to be operational by August.

"We are extremely delighted with our progress in the GSM business and deepening cooperation with mobile operators in China," said Yuan Wei, vice president, China Area, Networks, Nokia, in a statement. "The mobile market and the number of subscribers in China are growing fast and steadily. With our global experience and strong end-to-end localization commitment, we support mobile operators in bringing state-of-the-art mobile services to their customers."


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