Nokia delivers GSM network expansion to Gansu Unicom in China

Espoo, FINLAND


 Gansu Unicom and Nokia have signed a supply contract for the expansion of the Chinese mobile operator’s GSM network in Gansu province.  With this contract, Gansu will significantly improve GSM capacity and further optimize GSM network coverage to better serve its 600,000 subscribers.
 
Equipment deliveries, which include both GSM 900 and 1800 core and radio access network infrastructure and Nokia’s operations support system solution, are already underway.
 
In addition to network equipment, Nokia will provide network planning, implementation, and project management for efficient network ramp-up, as well as radio optimization services for enhancing  network quality and capacity. A wide range of care services, including software maintenance, will help maintain the competitiveness of the network.
 
"Gansu Unicom GSM network has achieved tremendous growth in the past four years associated with subscriber base, service quality, public recognition and revenue. This fifth GSM expansion is further proof of the development," says Liu Shouguo, General Manager, Gansu Unicom.
 
"Nokia has given strong support for our business and, I am confident, with the support of such a business partner the upward trend will continue and GSM will reach higher levels,"  he adds.     
 
"This is a new milestone in the cooperation between Gansu Unicom and Nokia and we will consistently support Gansu Unicom GSM business as it expands," says David Ho, Vice President, Nokia Networks China, "This contract demonstrates in concrete terms Nokia's committed service support to our customers."
 
Nokia is committed to long-term development and preferred partnership in China. With innovative technology, Nokia has continuously strengthened its market position in China as a leading supplier of mobile and broadband network systems and mobile phones. China is Nokia's second largest market. The company's investment in China has reached EUR 2 .3 billion. Nokia has established more than twenty offices, eight joint ventures and two R&D centers, with over 5,000 employees in China.
 
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
 
Contact information:
 
Global Communications Department, Nokia Networks
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