Ericsson has signed a GSM expansion contract with Chongqing Mobile Communication Company Limited (Chongqing Mobile) in Chongqing 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 is intended to lay 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.