China Mobile names 9 TD-LTE network vendors

China Mobile made official its selection of vendors to supply equipment for its commercial TD-LTE networks. The contracts, estimated to be worth some $3.27 billion, were awarded to nine vendors, according to a post on the carrier's website. The winners are European-based equipment manufacturers Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)--through Shanghai Bell Alcatel-Lucent--along with six domestic vendors, namely Huawei, ZTE, Datang Mobile, Wuhan-based FiberHome Technologies, Potevio and New Postcom Equipment. China Mobile did not disclose financial details or reveal the percentage of the contract awarded to each vendor. However, Reuters recently reported that Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and NSN had each gained around 10 percent of the contract, while Huawei and ZTE were awarded around 25-26 percent. For more, see this FierceWireless:Europe article.