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November 22, 2013

Strategic Partnership with China Mobile for LTE Continues for Ericsson

As part of the world’s largest LTE TDD network deployment, Ericsson will deploy radio access networks based on its multi-standard RBS 6000. LTE TDD is is a 4G mobile telecommunications technology and standard co-developed, since late 2007, by among other companies, China Mobile, ST-Ericsson, which was a joint venture of Ericsson and STMicroelectronics.

The announcement was made earlier this week on November 19, 2013, that Ericsson was selected by China Mobile to deploy LTE TDD in 15 key provinces in China. These provinces make up about 63 percent of China's population. This includes the top three provinces in terms of gross domestic products.

Ericsson’s RBS 6000 will be used for the core network covering 2G, 3G and 4G. Ericsson will be upgrading China Mobile’s installed base. This is about 40 percent of the market share in User Data Management. Ericsson has been awarded 20 percent market share in Evolved Packet Core. This makes Ericsson China Mobile's main supplier in Core.

Jan Signell, head of Ericsson Region North East Asia, said "We are pleased that our LTE TDD technology and services leadership are recognized by China Mobile. Our leading LTE TDD networks will bring unparalleled network performance to users and create new opportunities for innovations with connected devices and applications. We have been a trusted partner to China Mobile since its introduction of 2G and are committed to supporting the world's largest LTE deployment."

Ericsson will also be responsible for network design and optimization services. Ericsson has had its presence known in mainland China since 1892. It is strongly committed to this market with one of the largest R&D bases and supply and manufacturing sites in the world.

The deal between China Mobile and Ericsson is aligned with the 11 percent market share in radio access networks. This was awarded earlier in the China Mobile central purchasing process in September. The deployment has already begun.




Edited by Cassandra Tucker


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