Bytemobile, Inc., the global leader in mobile internet solutions for wireless network operators, today announced that China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) has selected its Web Fidelity™ Suite content adaptation solution on the Unison™ Mobile Internet Platform to power Phase 1 of the carrier’s nationwide Web Gateway project. Initial deployment will take place at CMCC’s national Web Gateway center in Nanjing, enabling the delivery of open internet browsing on all mobile handheld devices over its new 3G TD-SCDMA network.
CMCC is the world’s largest wireless network operator, serving nearly 500 million subscribers. The group’s operating companies cover 31 provinces in China and command a 70% share of the mainland mobile market. The company delivers a variety of value-added services such as data, IP telephone and multimedia in addition to voice services. On January 7, 2009, the Chinese government awarded CMCC a TD-SCDMA license to expand its business to 3G network coverage.
China Drives World’s Mobile Data Penetration
According to recent research by BDA Connect, China’s mobile internet users will reach 389 million in 2009. Web users in Beijing and Shanghai are expected to reach 11 million and 12 million, respectively, bringing the national penetration rate to 70%.
“Today’s announcement marks an exciting milestone for Bytemobile,” said John Cole, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific. “As a trusted advisor to the world’s largest network operator, we look forward to contributing to continued innovations that will drive the mobile data market in China and throughout Asia. With the Unison platform deployed in its network, CMCC is positioned to add rich new internet services and provide a consistently compelling user experience to its customers for years to come.”
Bytemobile’s Web Fidelity Suite content adaptation solution has been successfully deployed at China Mobile Jiangsu, one of CMCC’s provincial operating companies. The remainder of the group’s 31 operating companies is expected to deploy 3G Web Gateway services over the course of the project. Bytemobile’s partner for the CMCC deployment is Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co. Ltd.
A Bytemobile customer since 2004, CMCC has deployed its web optimization solutions on the Unison platform in several provinces to date, including Beijing, Fujian, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shanghai, Tianjin, Yunnan, and Zhejiang.