Nokia has signed a contract with China’s Yunnan MCC to expand its GSM network. The expansion is phase eight in Yunnan MMC’s expansion plans. In addition to improving the network’s coverage and capacity, the contract will also add new services such as USSD messaging and location-based services.
The contract is worth around $75 million and will see Nokia providing GSM core and radio-access network infrastructure. It will also supply its mPosition location-service solution and USSD messaging solution.
Nokia has already supplied the majority of Yunnan MCC’s network. The operator currently commands 80% of the market in China’s Yunnan province.