Nokia announced Monday that it will provide equipment for a major regional network in China after finishing atop a bidding process by the world’s largest wireless carrier.
The Finnish telecom equipment giant said China Mobile’s optical transport network, which is already being deployed, would include 13 metropolitan and two provincial backbone networks.
Company officials said its 1830 PSS-24x platform will be at the core of the network. The scalable packet/OTN multilayer switching platform, Nokia added, would support 5G-ready virtualization and cloud technologies.
China Mobile’s network will improve connections between data centers as well as bolster broadband services and 4G backhaul. Eventually, it will also provide the high-speed and low-latency services needed for 5G.
“We are very pleased to work closely with China Mobile to provide the optical technology for its most advanced networks today and in the future,” Yu Xiaohan, who heads the China Mobile customer team at Nokia Shanghai Bell, said in a statement.
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