Expanding GSM network nets Alcatel $50 million

Alcatel today announced that it has won multiple GSM expansion contracts worth in excess of $50 million from China Mobile.

Alcatel today announced that it has won multiple GSM expansion contracts from China Mobile, one of China’s leading mobile communication services provider.

The total value of the contracts exceed $50 million and were won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel’s Chinese company.

Under the terms of the contracts, Alcatel will deploy its Evolium global GSM network solution to expand the capacity of China Mobile’s networks in Zhejiang, Guizhou and Chongqing.

According to Alcatel, the contracts foresee the provision and installation of Alcatel’s Evolium Multi-standard Base Stations (MBS), Base Station Controllers (BSC), as well as Evolium Mobile Switching Centres (MSC). Additionally, Alcatel Shanghai Bell will provide operations and maintenance services.

‘With these new contracts Alcatel will help China Mobile to further optimise the performance of their GSM networks to improve mobile communications in the major provinces of the country,’ said Andrew Young, President of Alcatel Shanghai Bell.

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