Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) CEO Rajeev Suri has met Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in Beijing.
CEO of NSN, which is poised to become the number one foreign player in China’s telecoms network industry, emphasized NSN’s expertise in TD technology and offered to help position China as a world innovation hub.
They also discussed about assisting Chinese telecom industry.
The discussions assume significance as NSN is one of the main vendors to supply 4G equipments to China Mobile, which is launching LTE services on TD-LTE technology.
Apple CEO is also in China to meet China Mobile CEO to witness the launch of Apple iPhone 5c and 5s on China Mobile’s 4G network on 17 January.
NSN currently offers telecom equipment and services to China’s three operators, serving over 350 million subscribers.
It has around 8,000 employees in China working on R&D, manufacturing, global purchasing, customer operations, and services.
“Our TD-LTE global R&D Headquarters in China is a clear example of our continuing investment in R&D to help position China as a global hub for innovation,” said Suri.
NSN, which competes with Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, etc. claims that it is the largest foreign vendor to bag TD-LTE tender from China Mobile.
This apart, NSN is currently working with China Unicom on the operator’s LTE tender.