China Mobile Signs Frame Agreement with Motorola
Motorola Inc. has signed a one-year frame agreement with China Mobile Communications Corp. (CMCC) to provide mobile telecommunication equipment and services. Reinforcing the company’s position as a long term and trusted GSM supply partner to China Mobile, the agreement’s projected shipment and services value is estimated to be $310 M.
Under the agreement, Motorola will supply GSM/GPRS/EDGE infrastructure and related services to meet China Mobile’s growth needs in various markets served by Motorola radio infrastructure equipment. The company’s products and solutions will be used to provide efficient voice and data capacity and interworking between the customer’s GSM and TD-SCDMA networks.
The interworking between GSM and TD-SCDMA has become an important requirement as China Mobile strives to build the best-in-class interoperability between its 2G and 3G networks. Motorola has delivered network deployment and optimization services for many years to the customer and with a good understanding of the Chinese market and needs, it can provide 2G/3G solutions that allow China Mobile to maximize its investment and leverage its well-established subscriber base.
Mohammad Akhtar, Vice President and General Manager, Home and Networks Mobility, Motorola China, commented, “As a long-term strategic partner of China Mobile, Motorola is proud to continue being a part of its growth. With the comprehensive end-to-end portfolio that covers 2G, 3G and LTE, Motorola stands ready to support China Mobile in building a state-of-the-art network that maximizes investments and delivers the most appealing communications experiences to its end users at home and on-the-go.”