Motorola continues GSM expansion in China

Motorola has announced the signing of four contracts totalling $100.8 million to expand and upgrade GSM networks for China Mobile Communications Corporation, China’s largest telecom operator.

Motorola’s Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) today announced the signing of four contracts totaling $100.8 million to expand and upgrade GSM networks for China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile), China’s largest telecom operator.

Under the terms of the contracts, Motorola will deploy its Horizonsystems GSM infrastructure solution to expand China Mobile’s GSM 900 and 1800 networks in the provinces of Hubei, Yunnan and the cities of Beijing and Tianjin.

Motorola will also install its cellular equipment to replace the existing GSM networks in two cities of Yunnan province and one city of Hubei province.

The network expansions will reportedly increase subscriber capacity by 1.2 million users upon its completion, which is scheduled for the end of 2002.

Besides supplying infrastructure equipment, Motorola’s GTSS will also provide engineering services including MotoVip and NSP (Network Support Program), and enabling technologies such as LBS (Location Based Services) to the expansion projects in Hubei, Yunnan and Beijing.