China Mobile Hebei, a provincial arm of the world’s largest wireless network operator by subscribers China Mobile, has selected Ericsson as a sole managed services partner for all of its 22,000 2G/3G (GSM/TD-SCDMA) base station sites under a three-year field maintenance agreement. Hebei province has a population of 70 million and its area is almost the size of the UK. Ericsson has already begun providing the service for what is the largest managed services contract the company has received in China so far. China Mobile Hebei is the largest operator in the province with 35 million subscribers.
The agreement allows China Mobile Hebei to improve its network quality and operational efficiency, and further increase its focus on its core business, the subscribers, while Ericsson takes full responsibility for the field maintenance work of all the base station sites.