China Mobile is apparently not betting the franchise (no surprise) on TD-SCDMA 3G. The article below, via China Trade Information, outlines a new deal between Ericsson and China’s two largest wireless carriers – China Mobile (expanded GSM/GRPS in 19 regions) and China Unicom (expanded GSM in 10 regions).
Ericsson will supply the China carriers core radio/network equipment, as well as technical support, to expand the GSM and GRPS networks in regions throughout China. The total investment in this network expansion is estimated to be $1.4 billion US.
Ericsson, the Swedish telecom equipment supplier, has signed GSMexpansion framework agreement with two leading Chinese mobile operators, China Mobile and China Unicom, valued at US$1.3 billion and US$140 million respectively, sources reported.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will assist China Mobile to expand GSM/GPRS coverage and capacity in 19 regions across China by supplying core and radio network equipment as well as related technical support and services.
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