Siemens awarded $84 million by China Unicom

Siemens mobile has been awarded an $84 million contract to expand mobile networks and services for China’s second biggest mobile operator, China Unicom.

The contract covers the expansion of mobile networks in the provinces of Beijing, Shanghai, Shangdong, Liaoning and Jilin. The network implementation is expected to be completed by the end of 2003.

According to Siemens, the contract marks the biggest GSM network expansion project in the history of Beijing Unicom, the branch of China Unicom that covers the densely populated area around the Chinese capital. Once the contract is complete the capacity of the network will increase by more than one million users

Siemens mobile will upgrade the existing equipment with latest software releases and enhanced technology for base stations. In addition, the Intelligent Network in Shanghai will be expanded with new services.