ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-Motorola Inc.’s North Asia Cellular Infrastructure Division announced it has been awarded contracts to deploy seven Global System for Mobile communications networks in China.
“With the explosive growth of the Chinese cellular market, Motorola has planted a strong foothold in the country as an equipment provider in both analog and digital technology,” said Richard Sell, vice president and general manager of Motorola’s NACID. “GSM continues to build momentum in China as a digital technology providing high traffic-carrying capacity and open architecture benefits.”
Motorola said the contracts with Fujian Post and Telecommunications Administration, Hunan PTA, Sichuan PTA, Fujian Unicom, Yantai Unicom, Nantong Unicom and Shenzhen Unicom also include Motorola’s self-contained compact InCell digital cell site equipment. The cellular phone systems are expected to provide service to about 295,000 total customers, Motorola said.
The company said it now has more than 12 GSM contract awards in China.