On Friday, the two companies signed a $970 million framework agreement for the delivery of Nokia's 4G Time-division Long-Term Evolution networking technology, which includes a hardware platform and dedicated software for 4G networking that provides expanded mobile bandwidth to users, Nokia said in a statement.

The technology will support China Mobile's 4G wireless broadband network rollout in 2014 and 2015. The Chinese telecoms operator plans to deploy 500,000 4G base stations, in what is forecast to become the largest such network in the world by the end of 2014.

Nokia said that deliveries under the agreement started out in the first quarter of 2014.

Anadolu Agency