Ericsson has emerged as a major competitor to Nokia in China, after scooping up $550 million worth of GSM expansion contracts from China Mobile during the first half of 2006. The contracts cover 17 regions of China and will enable the carrier to support 200 million subscribers. Ericsson will be supplying the core and radio networks along with related technical support and services. The company will also deploy its mobile softswitch solution in the regions.
For more on Ericsson's contract wins in China:
- see this article from TMCnet