Ericsson Awarded In-Building Solutions Contract in China

Friday 30 July 2004 10:14 CET | News

Ericsson has been awarded a contract by Beijing Communication Corporation, a subsidiary of China Netcom Corporation (CNC), toprovide In-Building Solutions (IBS) for the new National Grand Theatre in China.

Under the contract, Ericsson will provide full services including project management, network design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance, as well as hardware and software for the in-building solution of the National Grand Theatre. The successful deployment of Ericssons IBS solutions in the National Grand Theatre will enable its visitors and audience to enjoy a superior seamless and high-quality communications coverage, such as smooth mobile phone calls and high-speed WLAN Internet accesses. It will also lay a solid foundation for the theatres in-building communications networks to migrate smoothly to 3G networks in the future. This is one of the worlds most complex IBS system ever built, as it will incorporate six different technologies including Trunking Radio, CDMA800, GSM900, GSM1800, PHS, and WCDMA. It is also the first IBS contract that Ericsson has received in China. The National Grand Theatre contract will further strengthen Ericssons worldwide leadership in in-building communications solutions. CNC Beijing is the main communications contractor of the National Grand Theatre. Ericsson will work closely with CNC Beijing to provide complete in-building communications solutions for the project. The project implementation will start in mid-August, and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2005. Ericsson provides a complete range of global leading in-building communications systems, including design and integration services. Since 1993, Ericsson has deployed more than 5,000 in-building solutions in office buildings, airports, shopping complexes, grand theatres and high-rise buildings worldwide.

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