Thursday, July 19, 2012

China Mobile Hong Kong Picks Ericsson for TD-LTE

China Mobile Hong Kong 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. Ericsson will also upgrade the operator's existing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

China Mobile Hong Kong's FDD LTE mobile data service launched in April. The carrier now plans to launch a TD-LTE network to 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 volumes.

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 noted that it has now signed 67 LTE/EPC contracts in 30 countries on five continents. 

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