China Mobile inks USD1.5bn upgrade deal with Nokia

14 Jun 2016

Finnish vendor Nokia has agreed a one-year frame agreement worth CNY9.927 billion (USD1.507 billion) with China Mobile to help the cellco transition to a flexible cloud network infrastructure. Under the deal, Nokia will deploy its 5G-ready AirScale Base Stations, which it says allows multiple radio technologies to operate simultaneously in one base station, and offers ‘virtually unlimited’ scalability to support 5G speeds and Internet of Things (IoT) demands. The agreement will also see Nokia provide additional elements of its mobile radio access and core portfolio as well as fixed access, IP routing and optical transport, customer experience management and operational support systems (OSS) products.

China, China Mobile, Nokia