NSN claims larger share of Mobile’s TD-LTE tender

31 Oct 2013

Finnish vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) claims to have been awarded the largest share of China Mobile’s Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) tender amongst foreign vendors, the company announced in a press release. NSN was directly awarded 11% of the TD-LTE rollout contracts, equivalent to other non-Chinese manufacturers, but claims a greater share of the total tender as the result of selling through resellers also selected by the cellco. Under the contract, NSN will deploy key radio network elements including its Flexi Multiradio 10 base stations, supporting the cellco’s 1900MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands. The solution will consist mainly of single-mode TD-LTE infrastructure, though some areas of the network will feature dual mode TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE. NSN claims to be the only foreign vendor supporting TD-SCDMA, China’s home grown 3G platform. The agreement also covers implementation, planning and optimisation and care services.