Hebei Telecom of China has awarded Finnish giant Nokia with the contract to expand its existing broadband DSL network, which currently provides fast Internet access services to major cities in Hebei province, including the capital Shijiazhuang.
Nokia will supply the D50e DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) and related services, having already delivered reliable broadband DSL equipment on time to Hebei Telecom during the initial phase of the network rollout. The expansion will bring additional fast Internet access services to Hebei, a province surrounding Beijing. Deliveries for the expansion will begin immediately.
In a company statement, Andrew Page, director, Broadband Systems, Nokia Networks China commented: We are very pleased to continue this relationship with Hebei Telecom, as this once again underscores the reliability of Nokia’s systems, as well as Nokia’s ability to deliver on time and with good support services in one of the fastest growing broadband markets in the world.
China is proving to be a lucrative stomping ground for Nokia. It is now the company’s second largest global market. The telco claims to have invested more than $1.7 billion in this hugely important market and now has over 5,500 employees in the country.