Zhejiang MCC, the Chinese mobile operator, has signed an agreement with Nokia to expand its GSM network. The deal will also cover trials of Nokia’s multimedia messaging services (MMS) and micro-payment capabilities.
As part of the network expansion, Nokia will upgrade Zhejiang MCC’s switching equipment and radio-access infrastructure. Additionally, the company will provide extensive support services for fast network ramp-up, covering project management, implementation and radio network planning.
The estimated value of the deal is upwards of $85 million and deliveries have already commenced.