|Nokia to supply GSM 1800 Network to Chongqing Mobile Telecommunications in China|
Posted: 24-Mar-2000 [Source: Nokia press release]
[A new GSM 1800 network will increase capacity and services for 770,000 subscribers in China.]
Helsinki -- "Beijing Nokia Mobile Telecommunications (BNMT), one of Nokia's joint ventures in China, has signed a contract to supply a GSM 1800 network to new customer Chongqing Mobile Telecommunications in China Nokia will deliver base stations, and base station controllers, as well as the Nokia Network Management System. In addition Nokia will provide a full range of Professional Services covering Network Planning, Project Management, Implementation, Commissioning and Training.
"Deliveries will commence in the second quarter of this year and the network expansion is expected to be operational during the fourth quarter. Chongqing Mobile Telecommunications currently has 770,000 subscribers. The new GSM 1800 network will allow Chongqing to increase capacity and introduce new services.
"Nokia is pleased to welcome Chongqing Telecommunications as a new customer of our joint venture Nokia Beijing Telecommunications," said Malcolm Arnold, Vice President, System Business, Nokia (China) Investment Co. Ltd, "This is further evidence that Nokia is a leading vendor of GSM networks and this new customer brings the number of Nokia GSM operator customers to 92."
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