Motorola (MOT) has been selected by China Telecom (CHA) as a key CDMA network infrastructure supplier to upgrade a portion of China Telecom's nationwide CDMA 2000 1X network to include next-generation broadband data capability and advanced multi-media services.
Motorola will provide CDMA radio access infrastructure for 42 cities in nine provinces across the country. Implementation of advanced data capability with this next-generation 1X technology will enable the delivery of personalized, rich media experiences such as video streaming and music downloads to mobile subscribers in China.
With the CDMA network upgrade project, Motorola will provide China Telecom with the latest versions of its CDMA2000 1X and next-generation CDMA equipment at thousands of cell sites. Installation of this new equipment will expand the coverage footprint and replace older generation 1X equipment in markets where Motorola network gear has been operating for many years. The equipment will be installed in early 2009 and is part of an overall larger project to upgrade China Telecom's entire nationwide CDMA network to next-generation capability.
Telecom operators in China are now providing both wireline and wireless telecommunications services to customers after the recent restructuring of the telecom industry. It is increasingly important that telecom solution providers are able to offer a full range of end-to-end solutions to meet the growing demand for telecom service convergence in China.
Motorola launched the first CDMA network in 1995 and continues to be a global supplier of CDMA 1X and EVDO Revision A solutions to tier one operators in the United States, Japan, and China and with operators in other countries around the world.