Under the agreement, Nokia will provide China Mobile with end-to-end technology solutions to enable a next-generation network for the age of the cloud and machine communications.
Nokia will provide additional elements of its mobile radio access and core portfolio in addition to fixed access, IP routing and optical transport, customer experience management, as well as its services expertise delivering the quality, speed and reliability needed.
Going forward, Nokia and China Mobile will work closely to define the products and services that will enable the operator to explore new opportunities in vertical markets.
Both the companies also inked a memorandum of understanding for research and testing of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning capabilities of next-generation networks.
The latest deal builds on a long-standing relationship between Nokia and China Mobile in developing, trialing and deploying new technologies.