Motorola wins $68 million network expansion contracts

Motorola’s Global Telecom Solutions Sector today announced the signing of multiple contracts totalling an estimated $68 million to expand and upgrade GSM and GPRS networks in China.

Motorola’s Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) today announced the signing of multiple contracts totalling an estimated $68 million to expand and upgrade GSM and GPRS 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 networks in the provinces of Jilin, Liaoning, Jiangxi, Shanxi and the cities of Beijing and Tianjin.

Also as a part of the contracts, Motorola will provide GPRS network infrastructure to expand China Mobile GPRS network in Zhejiang province and Tianjin, one of the major industrial cities in China.

The GPRS network expansion is expected to be finished by the end of 2002, while the GSM expansion projects are scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2003.

Along with supplying infrastructure equipment, Motorola’s GTSS will also provide advanced engineering services including MOTOVip and NSP (Network Support Program) to the network expansion projects in Jilin, Liaoning, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces. The total value of these services contracted by China Mobile is approximately $7.8 million.

So far this year, China Mobile has signed up for Motorola’s MOTOVip and NSP services worth a total value of $15.8 million.