Liaoning Post & Telecommunications Administration (LPTA) and Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden) has signed a contract valued at $150 million for the fourth expansion of the province's GSM network.
Scheduled for completion in June of next year, the project will expand the capacity of Ericsson's GSM 900 network in the Chinese province to nearly 2.5 million subscribers. The equipment will be supplied by one of Ericsson's joint venture companies in China, Beijing Ericsson Mobile Communications Company Ltd.
Ericsson began its cooperation with the LPTA in 1984 when the company first introduced its digital switches to Liaoning's fixed network. Ericsson's TACS cellular network equipment was introduced in the province in 1993, with GSM arriving in 1995.