The Finnish-based telecoms equipment maker Nokia has won two contracts to expand GSM (global system for mobile communications) networks in China. The first is with Beijing Mobile and is worth US$100m. It covers the supply of network equipment that will allow the operator to reach a customer base of 10m subscribers. The second, worth US$20m with Jiangxi Mobile, will allow the operator to extend its coverage to 90 per cent of the townships in the province.
Both expansion projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2001.