Motorola has won a $213 million supply contract from the Hunan Branch of the China Mobile Communications Corporation (Hunan Mobile) for the expansion of the operator’s GSM900/1800 dual band network in Hunan Province.
This is the fourth time since 1998 that Motorola has won a GSM contract valued at over $100 million from Hunan Mobile.
Under the latest contract, network expansion is scheduled in two phases. Phase one, totalling $154 million started in April and is targeted for completion by year’s end. Phase two, totalling $59 million, will then begin, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2002. The expansion projects are expected to increase the network capacity by 2.8 million subscribers.
According to the terms of the contract, Motorola will install its Horizonmacro and Horizonmicro portfolio of GSM infrastructure solutions for Hunan Mobile’s province-wide network expansion. It also will increase the network’s switching capacity.