June 13, 2017

Nokia extends ultra-broadband access in China

The gateways fitted with Nokia's solution will bring faster network speeds and enable IoT services for millions of users in China.
The gateways fitted with Nokia's solution will bring faster network speeds and enable IoT services for millions of users in China.
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Nokia is collaborating with China Mobile to deploy millions of home gateways across 29 provinces in China, in order to provide residential customers access to ultra-broadband and intelligent home services.

Under the contract, China Mobile will supply more than 30 million users with home gateways fitted with Nokia‘s solution in 2017.

The new gateways use established fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks that increase the network speed, and will enable Internet of Things (IOT) communication between devices.

“This important announcement furthers Nokia’s role as a key technology provider in China,” says Federico Guillén, president of Nokia’s fixed networks business group. “Our home gateway solution provides China Mobile with the ultra-broadband access technology they need to capitalise on IoT and deliver new services that support their evolving customer needs.”

Nokia has a history of providing faster networks in the country, and last August, Nokia collaborated with China Telecom to expand 4G networks in 19 provinces around the country.

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