Ericsson wins Chinese wireless contracts worth €1.2b

Ericsson has won mobile network contracts worth Euro 1.2 billion from China Mobile and China Unicom.

China Mobile has contracted Ericsson to deploy green technologies, and expand its GSM/GRPS network in 18 provinces. The deal is worth Euro 720 million.

Ericsson will also provide “products and solutions” for Mobile’s TD-SCDMA rollout, the vendor said without elaborating. Most of the gear of the TD rollout has been supplied by domestic vendors.

Ericsson will also be Unicom’s main GSM supplier in 10 provinces and provide transmission and IP equipment for GSM/W-CDMA expansion in 15 provinces, as well as a value-added service platform. These contracts are worth over Euro 505 million.

“China's 3G market is growing rapidly and the world is watching closely,” Ericsson Greater China president Mats H Olsson said.