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* China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) selects Ericsson to add TDD technology to
commercial LTE network
* Ericsson and CMHK will together build a converged LTE FDD/TDD network
on 3GPP in Hong Kong, increasing end user experience and capacity
* Ericsson will upgrade, expand and perform systems integration of the
operator's Evolved Packet Core network (EPC)
China Mobile Hong Kong, subsidiary of the world's largest mobile operator
Mobile Limited, has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to expand their
LTE network with TD-LTE (LTE TDD) in Hong Kong. Ericsson is already the
supplier for China Mobile Hong Kong's LTE FDD network. Together the
will now build a converged LTE FDD/TDD network.
Leveraging on the advantage of the LTE FDD installed base, Ericsson will
upgrade the operator's existing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network.
China Mobile Hong Kong launched LTE FDD mobile data services in April this
Now it plans to launch a TD-LTE network according to 3GPP standards,
complementing its existing LTE FDD network. The converged LTE FDD/TDD
will be launched as early as the fourth quarter, when devices that support
modes become available in larger volumes.
"We chose Ericsson, a global leader in the LTE space, as our TD-LTE network
partner," said Sean Lee, Director and CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong. "By
partnering with Ericsson and maximizing our spectrum asset, we will build a
converged LTE FDD/TDD network that gives our customers an even better 4G
"This contract marks another significant milestone for Ericsson and further
consolidates our network leadership in the region," said Mats H Olsson,
President of Ericsson China & North East Asia. "With our continued
in technology, services and design, we are committed to further enhance
Mobile's mobile services in Hong Kong and extend our long-standing
with the operator."
Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver the TD-LTE radio access network,
network management using Ericsson OSS-RC, Evolved Packet Core network
and upgrade, consulting and systems integration services as well related
training and support services.
Ericsson has now signed 67 LTE/EPC contracts in 30 countries on five
We have a well proven LTE solution, outperforming competition, and
measurements end of 2011, we have a 60% market share measured in LTE
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