Siemens secures supply deals from Chinese carriers

Siemens' communications unit won a $174.42-million deal to supply 2G mobile network equipment and maintenance services to China's two mobile phone operators this year, according to a Dow Jones report.

The report said the deal with China Mobile was worth $112 million, while that with China United Communications was worth $63 million.

The report also quoted Charles Wang, head of marketing at Siemens Communications Group in China, as saying that the equipment, including base stations, was based on GSM.

China Mobile Communications, the larger of China's two mobile phone operators by subscribers, is the parent company of China Mobile (Hong Kong).

China United Communications is the parent company of China Unicom and China United Telecommunications.

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