Motorola has announced that it has been selected by China Telecom as a key CDMA network infrastructure supplier to upgrade a portion of its nationwide CDMA2000 1x network, to include next-generation broadband data capability and advanced multi-media services. Motorola will provide CDMA radio access infrastructure for 42 cities in nine provinces across the country. Implementation of advanced data capability with next-generation 1x technology will enable the delivery of personalised, rich media experiences such as video streaming and music downloads to mobile subscribers in China.
With the CDMA network upgrade project, Motorola will provide China Telecom with the latest versions of its CDMA2000 1x and next-generation CDMA equipment at thousands of cell sites. Installation of the new equipment will expand the coverage footprint and replace older generation 1x equipment in markets where Motorola network gear has been operating for many years. The equipment will be installed in early 2009 and is part of an overall larger project to upgrade China Telecom’s entire nationwide CDMA network to next-generation capability.