China Telecom has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks as a partner to build out its nationwide LTE network.
The operator is launching LTE using both the FDD and TDD strains, a flexible 4G network that will give it a competitive edge in providing fast-speed mobile broadband coverage.
“There is a great dynamic in China’s 4G market. It is absolutely key for vendors to being able to offer the right technology now and to show the operators the evolution path they need to walk,” said Dimitris Mavrakis, principal analyst for Informa. “NSN has a strong position in LTE and experiences a good LTE deal momentum.”
“NSN has steadily invested in its LTE research and development presence in China,” said Markus Borchert, president of Greater China Region at NSN. “This makes us an ideal partner for guaranteeing high network quality and expertise as we support China Telecom, one of the largest mobile telecommunication providers in the country and our most recent LTE customer, with its 4G launch.”
Under the contract, NSN will implement its innovative Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations. The company will also provide network launch optimisation, implementation supervision and care services in order to use resources most efficiently and to guarantee the highest network quality possible. In addition, the agreement covers NSN’s intelligent network management system, NetAct, for comprehensive management of the operator’s multi-vendor network. With NSN’s support, the introduction of a 4G network will enable China Telecom to deliver a superior customer experience to its subscribers.