Huawei has won a GSM expansion contract with China Mobile, the largest mobile services provider in China.
Valued at approximately USD700 million, the contract represents 23.6 percent of China Mobile’s GSM group purchase project and is the second largest share. Huawei also doubled its share of this year’s GSM group purchase project as compared to 2006.
Huawei will expand China Mobile’s GSM coverage in 30 provinces in China with the deployment of thousands of GSM core and radio products and services.
China Mobile selected Huawei’s EnerG GSM solution which includes a new generation BSC (Base Station Controller) based on an ALL-IP PARC platform (Platform of Advanced Radio Controller) and IP-based BTS (Base Transceiver Station) family. The BTS family supports a unified 2G/3G platform.
“Huawei adopts a holistic approach to GSM and UMTS technologies to help operators migrate their mobile networks toward an ALL-IP FMC environment. With the EnerG GSM solution, Huawei offers operators a wide range of capabilities that not only enhance their ability to compete, but also provides a robust platform from which to seamlessly evolve existing GSM networks into next generation IP-based UMTS/HSPA/LTE networks.” said Mr. Yu Chengdong, President of Huawei Wireless Networks.
Huaawei also stated its contract sales for Asia Pacific expected to reach USD 2.4 billion in 2007. The contract sales for this region grew by more than 55 percent year-on-year to USD2 billion in 2006, up from USD1.29 billion from the previous year. The company has a presence in 17 countries across the region, with its products deployed in over 25 countries.