Ericsson chosen for China Telecom network upgrade

28 Feb 2012

China Telecom, the smallest of China’s three wireless operators by subscribers, has inked a deal with Swedish vendor Ericsson to expand and upgrade the cellco’s CDMA network. Ericsson will upgrade Telecom’s packet data serving node (PDSN), expand its CDMA core network and provide related services for two years. Ericsson will also deploy a smart pipe solution customised for CDMA networks in the Zhejiang and Anhui provinces. The network development is expected to lay the foundations for a smooth transition to Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the future.