Motorola will provide China Telecom with network infrastructure for the upgrade of a portion of its nationwide CDMA 2000 1X network. The value of the contract is expected to be approximately $120m over three years.
Motorola will provide CDMA radio access infrastructure in 42 cities in nine provinces across China. It will also offer the latest versions of its CDMA2000 1X and next-generation CDMA equipment. The infrastructure will be installed in early 2009 and is part of an overall project to upgrade China Telecom’s nationwide CDMA network to next-generation capability.
Ruey-Bin Kao, president of Motorola China, said: China is a major market for Motorola. The deployment of next-generation CDMA technology for China Telecom is another milestone in Motorola’s long history of supporting major telecom operators in China. Motorola has a very significant install base of CDMA 1X equipment that will be expanded and upgraded reinforcing our position as a leading wireless infrastructure supplier in China.
Earlier this month, China Telecom awarded Alcatel-Lucent a $230m contract to provide CDMA equipment in 56 Chinese cities.