Ericsson have received a contract from China Mobile to build LTE TDD network technology in fifteen provinces of China. These regions, which include the three provinces are among the strongest economic power in the country, living around 63 percent of the Chinese population.
The contract is part of the first construction phase of the world’s largest LTE TDD network project. Ericsson is not only to provide radio access networks 6000 based on its multi-standard base station RBS. In the core network, which also includes the nationwide 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network, Ericsson was also been assigned to upgrade its existing network infrastructure – representing a market share of 40 percent of the customer data management and 20 percent for the Evolved Packet Core equivalent. Thus, Ericsson is the main supplier of China Mobile in the core network. The scope of the contract includes services such as network planning and optimization.
Jan Signell, Head of Ericsson Region North East Asia says: “We are pleased that our LTE TDD technology and services leadership are recognized by China Mobile. Our leading LTE TDD networks will bring unparalleled network performance to users and create new opportunities for innovations with connected devices and applications. We have been a trusted partner to China Mobile since its introduction of 2G and are committed to supporting the world’s largest LTE deployment.”
Since Ericsson not previously among the 3G radio access network suppliers, China Mobile has strengthened its market position with the change in technology to 4G. For China Mobile’s market share on Ericsson‘s LTE radio access network in the first phase is initially 11 percent.
Ericsson has been active in China since 1892 and is the world market leader in LTE. Today 50 percent of the global smartphone traffic on network technology from Ericsson are handled, twice as much as the next largest competitor. So far, over 180 radio access and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which 110 are already in commercial operation. Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic LTE markets including the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada, and has been selected by nine of the top 10 LTE operators as ranked by LTE subscriptions worldwide. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry. Ericsson is the industry leader in managed services, managing networks that serve over 800 million subscribers globally.
Source: Ericsson Press
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