Xinjiang Mobile Communications Corporation (MCC) has signed a $30 million contract with Nortel Networks to implement the fifth expansion of its GSM 900 wireless network.
This expansion is expected to support up to 280,000 additional subscribers, and to strengthen a rapidly growing platform for delivery of high-performance wireless Internet services.
The contract includes new base stations, mobile switching centers, and integrated signal switching points, which will enable Xinjiang MCC to build a distinctive new portfolio of intelligent network (IN) services.
“The substantial increase in subscriber capacity will create a strategic platform for a whole new focus on advanced mobile services,” said Robert Mao, president of Nortel Networks (China). “This is our fifth expansion for Xinjiang MCC’s GSM network.”
Nortel is rapidly becoming the supplier-of-choice for growing numbers of Greater China carriers. In the People’s Republic of China alone, it has been awarded wireless network contracts in 17 of 31 provinces.
With its ‘Wings of Light’ strategy, which unifies IP (Internet Protocol), optical and wireless networking solutions, Nortel is accelerating time-to-market and time-to-profit for wireless operators preparing to offer next generation wireless Internet services. Nortel claims the fastest wireless Internet in the world, with data transmission speeds more than 25 times faster than typically available.
Nortel Networks is a global Internet and communications leader with capabilities spanning optical, wireless, local Internet and eBusiness. The company had 2000 U.S. GAAP revenues of $30.3 billion and serves carrier, service provider and enterprise customers globally.