Nokia Expands Jiangxi MCC

Jiangxi Mobile Communications awards Nokia a $60M GSM network expansion contract

September 27, 2004

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ESPOO, Finland -- Jiangxi Mobile Communications Corporations Ltd. (Jiangxi MCC), a subsidiary of China Mobile (HK) Ltd. (CMCC), the largest GSM operator in the world, has signed an agreement with Nokia worth over USD 60 million for the next phase of its GSM network expansion. Under this extension of an existing agreement, Nokia will supply the latest core and radio network equipment as well as implementation, optimization, and care services.

"Jiangxi MCC is committed to providing the highest quality mobile service and coverage for our customers. We are pleased to be working with our strategic partner, Nokia, given their advanced mobile technologies and expertise," says Huang Rigao, General Manager, Jiangxi MCC.

"We are pleased to be working with Jiangxi MCC for the past ten years, and witnessed the astounding growth in their subscriber level, network coverage and quality, service offerings, and customer servce excellence. These achievements, accomplished under a very professional and effective management team, are the cornerstone for establishing Jiangxi MCC as the leading operator in the province, and we are pleased to be partnering for that conquest", says Juha Akras, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Core Networks, Nokia Networks.

"We are proud to continue our long and strategic relationship with Jiangxi MCC and trust that the latest network expansion will support Jiangxi's continuous business growth and new subscriber requirements," says -James Lin, Vice President, Networks, Nokia China.

Under the agreement, Nokia will supply its GSM core and radio-access network infrastructure. In addition to network equipment, Nokia will provide the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system, network planning, installation, and project management for efficient network ramp-up, as well as radio network optimization services for enhancing network quality. A wide range of care services, including software maintenance, will help maintain the competitiveness of the network.

Nokia Corp.

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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