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China Unicom Finalizes WCDMA Bidding Results

China Business News, 1/23/09

According to telecom equipment vendors, yesterday China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) WCDMA bidding results for 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities were finalized. Telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei acquired a 30% share, Ericsson nearly 27%, ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) approximately 21%-22%, Nokia Siemens Networks 12% and Alcatel-Lucent 11%.

The vendors said that profits will be thin given that the cost per base station was approximately RMB 30,000 per carrier-sector.

Editor's Note: In bidding for China Unicom's WCDMA equipment contracts, Motorola submitted bids based on supplying equipment from Huawei, while New Postcom and Fiberhome Technologies submitted bids based on supplying equipment from Ericsson.

Keywords: network construction mobile network equipment 000063.SZ 0762.HK 0763.HK 600050.SH Alcatel-Lucent base station bidding China Unicom CHU Ericsson Huawei WCDMA wireless ZTE 3G Nokia Siemens Networks carrier-sector

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