Ericsson has signed a GSM expansion contract with Chongqing Mobile Communication Company Limited (Chongqing Mobile) in Chongqing, China to supply complete network solutions including telecom services. The contract is valued at USD 27 million.

Under the contract, Ericsson will supply Chongqing Mobile with advanced infrastructure equipment and telecom services, including the latest switching platforms, radio base stations, network deployment, network support, and the upgrading of Operation Support System (OSS). The network after expansion will have EDGE capability, which lays a solid foundation for Chongqing Mobile's network to migrate smoothly to 3G in the future.


The implementation has already started and will be completed by the end of this year. The total capacity of Chongqing Mobile's GSM network will reach 6 million subscribers.


"After the expansion, our network capacity will be significantly increased, and we will also be able to roll out higher speed data services and other attractive new services for our subscribers in a cost effective way," says Shen Changfu, General Manager of Chongqing Mobile. "Ericsson is one of our most important strategic partners. With their expertise and support, we believe Ericsson will contribute greatly to our fast moving towards business growth and satisfying the diversified market needs."


"The win of this expansion project demonstrates again the continued confidence of Chongqing Mobile in Ericsson's leading technology and services," says Mats H. Olsson, President of Ericsson China. "With the experience gained through our long-term cooperation with Chongqing Mobile and our strong local support capabilities highlighted by the two Ericsson joint ventures in Chongqing, I am confident that this cooperation will prove to be another success for both Chongqing Mobile and Ericsson."


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