FYI: China Mobile sets 2013 capex of CNY41.7 billion for TD-LTE
Chloe Yu, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Monday 22 April 2013]
China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY41.7 billion (US$6.7 billion) for procurement of about 200,000 TD-LTE base stations and related equipment in 2013 to deploy its TD-LTE networks in China, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Procurement may start in May-June, the sources noted. Completion of TD-LTE infrastructure with the budget will only cover 35-40% of the target user base around China, and increasing coverage of 90% will entail an additional investment of CNY40 billion, the sources said.
China-based vendors Huawei Technologies, ZTE, Datang Telecom Technology, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, FiberHome Technologies and Nanjing Putian Telecommunications as well as international vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks are expected to compete in China Mobile's procurement, the sources indicated.