The deal, valued at over 65 million USD, covers a full range of Nokia network equipment to meet expected increases in demand for mobile voice capacity and improved SMS text messaging service. Under the agreement, Nokia will supply its core and radio-access network infrastructure, a Nokia Short Message Service Center, the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system. Also included are implementation, radio network planning and optimization, and care services including software maintenance. Deliveries have already begun with the aim of bringing thenew capacity into use as soon as possible. “After eight years of close co-operation with Jiangxi MCC, we feel our relationship is stronger than ever,” says David Ho, Senior VicePresident, Nokia Networks, China. “We are pleased to continue as the main supplier to Jiangxi MCC as it expands and enhances its network, and we look forward to satisfying its needs in thefuture.” Jiangxi MCC is a subsidiary of China Mobile (CMCC), the largest GSM operator in the world. Jiangxi MCC has a dominant market position in Jiangxi province with severalmillion subscribers. Nokia is committed to long-term development and preferred partnership in China. With innovative technology, Nokia has continuously strengthened its marketposition in China as a leading supplier of mobile and broadband network systems and mobile phones. China is an important part of Nokia’s global manufacturing and R&D networks. In China,Nokia is the largest exporter in the mobile telecommunications industry. Nokia has established more than fifty offices and two R&D centers, with over 4,700 employees in China. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and aleading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia isa broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.