Alcatel-Lucent has signed a package of frame agreements with a combined value of up to E750 million for mobile communications solutions and services with Chinese mobile service providers China Mobile and China Unicom.
The solutions Alcatel is providing will enable China Mobile and China Unicom to expand the capacity and coverage of their mobile networks so that they can continue to meet the demand for mobile services in China, the company says.
Under the terms of the E600 million agreements with China Mobile, Alcatel is providing end-to-end mobile solutions supporting China Mobile’s extensive network expansion plans. The solution includes GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio and core networking equipment, mobile applications, IP routers and optical networking equipment. Alcatel-Lucent is also providing China Mobile with a TD-SCDMA solution being implemented in the operator’s trial network and will support services such as video streaming, WAP and personal ring back tone.
The agreement with China Unicom encompasses a range of solutions including CDMA networking equipment, GSM/GPRS radio and core networking equipment, mobile applications, IP routers, optical networking equipment and related services to support China Unicom’s network deployment and expansion. In addition, the agreement includes the expansion and upgrade of China Unicom’s CDMA1xEVDO, a high-speed data network in Macau.
Wang Jianzhou, president of China Mobile Communications, said: China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent have established a strong relationship through years of close cooperation. Alcatel-Lucent’s diverse portfolio will enable us to deliver innovative and useful new services to our customers throughout China.