Nokia Wins China Mobile Deal

ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia, a leading mobile network supplier in China, has signed a GSM expansion contract with China Mobile Group ZheJiang Co., Ltd (ZheJiang) in China. The contract, valued at approximately USD 43 million, will enhance ZheJiang's operational efficiency and boost GSM coverage in both urban and rural areas of the Zhejiang province.

Under the contract, Nokia will supply its radio and core network, including the Nokia MSC Server mobile softswitch as well as an online Home Location Register (HLR) subscriber database backup feature. Nokia will also supply its multivendor, multitechnology Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system, including Nokia NetAct(TM) Traffica. In addition, Nokia will provide ZheJiang with network planning, implementation, and integration services. The deliveries have already started.

"It has been our great pleasure to work closely with ZheJiang over the past ten years and we are delighted to continue the cooperation. We are confident that Nokia's unique end-to-end solutions and professional services will enable ZheJiang to have a GSM network that meets the increasing need for coverage and capacity in the province and will be able to bear the traffic peak also during the festival season," says James Lin, Vice President, Networks, Nokia China. "We are pleased to support ZheJiang to reduce operating expenditure and offer their customers more reliable service due to our unique online database backup feature."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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