NSN becomes the largest non-Chinese vendor to bag China Mobile TD-LTE deal

NSN on Tuesday said it has become the leading non-Chinese vendor to bag TD-LTE deal from telecom service provider China Mobile.

The mobile broadband solutions provider has received 11 percent share of the TD-LTE 4G deal. In addition to this, NSN added another low single digit share as a result of selling through resellers also selected by CMCC. NSN secured an entry into six new provinces compared to its TD-SCDMA footprint in China.

The main Chinese telecom vendors include Huawei and ZTE, while non-Chinese mobile equipment vendors are Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.

NSN in a statement said it will deploy key radio network elements for China Mobile’s 1.9 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 2.3 GHz frequency bands, including its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations. The solution will cover new single-mode implementation of the TD-LTE network. In addition, NSN will deploy part of the network in TD-SCDMA / TD-LTE dual mode, supporting TD-SCDMA site software upgrade to the dual mode implementation.

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