Siemens expands mobile network in Inner Mongolia

China Mobile Communications Corporate has selected the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group to expand its GSM network in Inner Mongolia in a project valued at $22 million.

The Chinese mobile provider China Mobile Communications Corporate Ltd. (China MCC) has selected the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) to expand its GSM network in Inner Mongolia.

The expansion project is said to have an order volume of $22 million and is scheduled for completion in April 2003. The work will be carried out by Siemens Shanghai Mobile Communications Ltd. (SSMC).

This project is the sixth and to date most extensive expansion of the GSM network for the China MCC subsidiary Inner Mongolia MCC.

The order requires Siemens to deliver and install GSM base stations and mobile switching technology for the provinces of Baotou, Huhhot, Linhe, and Wuhai in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.

Siemens will also integrate a number of new solutions and services as well as the network management tools Siemens Switch Commander and Siemens Radio Commander.

Siemens IC Mobile and Inner Mongolia MCC are said to have been collaborating ever since China Mobile began the first phase of establishing a GSM network in this region.

Inner Mongolia MCC currently has more than 1.5 million mobile customers, and the parent company China Mobile is the largest GSM mobile operator in the world, with more than 120 million subscribers.