Telecom Lead Asia: China Mobile Hong
Kong, subsidiary of China Mobile , has selected Ericsson to
expand their commercial LTE network with TD-LTE in Hong Kong.
Ericsson is already the sole supplier for China Mobile
Hong Kong’s LTE FDD network. Together the companies will now build a converged
LTE FDD/TDD network.
Ericsson will also upgrade the operator’s existing
Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network.
China Mobile Hong Kong launched LTE FDD mobile data
services in April this year.
It plans to launch a TD-LTE network according to
3GPP standards, complementing its existing LTE FDD network. The
converged LTE FDD/TDD network will be launched as early as the fourth quarter,
when devices that support both modes become available in larger
We chose Ericsson, a global leader in the LTE space, as
our TD-LTE network partner. By partnering with Ericsson and maximizing our
spectrum asset, we will build a converged LTE FDD/TDD network that gives
our customers an even better 4G experience,” said Sean Lee, director and CEO of
China Mobile Hong Kong.
This contract marks another significant milestone for
Ericsson and further consolidates our network leadership in the
region. With our continued innovation in technology, services and design,
we are committed to further enhance China Mobile’s mobile
services in Hong Kongand extend our long-standing relationship with
the operator,” said Mats H Olsson, president of
Ericsson China & North East Asia.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver the TD-LTE
radio access network, network management using Ericsson OSS-RC, Evolved Packet
Core network expansion and upgrade, consulting and systems integration services
as well related design, training and support services.
Ericsson has now signed 67 LTE/EPC contracts in 30
countries on five continents. LTE commercial networks worldwide currently cover
455 million people, of which 305 million people are covered by LTE networks
delivered by Ericsson.