BEIJING -- Nokia Networks strengthens its position as the top non-Chinese vendor in the second phase of a significant TD-LTE tender with the world’s largest wireless operator, China Mobile. Nokia Networks is the only non-Chinese vendor to win a double-digit unit share. With this contract, Nokia Networks further expands its 4G footprint in China to cover 18 out of 31 provinces, including mega cities and provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, and builds on over 20 years of successful cooperation between the two companies.
Nokia Networks has demonstrated excellent real-life performance in China Mobile’s TD-LTE network. Recently, Nokia Networks achieved number one ranking in the operator’s quality assessment of its commercial TD-LTE deployments. In the evaluation, Nokia Networks as the largest supplier of the TD-LTE network in Fuzhou delivered the best network quality of all top 10 provincial capitals.
Nokia Networks also supported China Mobile Shanghai as the sole supplier at a globally-renowned motor race in Shanghai to provide seamless TD-LTE coverage for more than 250,000 spectators. This was the world’s first live TD-LTE network implemented for an event of this scale.