Nokia Siemens Networks to power China Mobile expansion drive

Signs 550 million Euro network expansion frame agreement

Beijing, China / Espoo, Finland, (PresseBox) - China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile) has entered into a frame agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks (www.nsn.com) for its network expansion project. Under the contract Nokia Siemens Networks will design, build, maintain and optimize the radio and core network for China Mobile, which will include the market-leading energy efficient Flexi base station, mobile softswitching and Operating Support System solutions in key provinces and cities across China.

The solution supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks will help China Mobile increase its network capacity and improve customer experience, while controlling capital and operating expenditure. The contract is valued at Euro 550 million.

Commenting on the contract win, Zhang Zhiqiang, Head of Nokia Siemens Networks Greater China Region said: "We are glad to continue our strategic cooperation with China Mobile to help the company meet its goal of providing high quality service to customers. Our solution is future proof since it allows a smooth migration to IP networks and is energy efficient; making it the right choice for China Mobile. This agreement represents the strengthening of our position as a leading solution provider to China Mobile."

Nokia Siemens Networks services experts will ensure a successful network deployment and on time network launch and at the same time improve network reliability and availability. A tailored and optimized network design will help China Mobile to minimize the required network capital expenditure (CAPEX), gain a roadmap for network evolution and achieve full potential of the product for the best possible network performance. This will enhance operations and processes as well as China Mobile's competitiveness.

About China Mobile Communications Corporation

Officially established on April 20th, 2000, China Mobile Communications Corporation ("China Mobile" for short) has a registered capital of 51.8 billion RMB Yuan and assets of over 400 billion RMB Yuan. It fully holds the equity of China Mobile (HK) Group Limited. China Mobile Limited, of which China Mobile (HK) Group Limited is the major shareholder, set wholly-owned subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) in China and went public in Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges. Currently, in terms of its market value, China Mobile Limited is the largest among all the overseas listed Chinese companies and among all the telecom carriers in Asia.http://www.chinamobile.com/en/mainland/index.html

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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