Alcatel dials up €24 million

Alcatel has signed two contracts with a total value of €24 million with Shanxi Mobile Communication Company, a subsidiary of China Mobile. One of the contracts for a GSM network expansion, the other is a GSM/GPRS network spares contract.


The contracts were won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel’s flagship Chinese company.


Under the terms of the network expansion contract, Alcatel will provide and install its Evolium GSM/EDGE solutions including base stations, base station controllers, transcoders, multi-BSS fast packet servers and an operation and maintenance centre for radio. The solution will be implemented in seven major cities in Shanxi province, namely Yuncheng, Luliang, Linfeng, Jincheng, Changzhi, Xinzhou and Jinzhong. In addition, Alcatel will provide GSM/GPRS network spares for existing network maintenance.


Completion of the projects will extend mobile services to an additional 3 million subscribers in Shanxi.