Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile announced the selection of Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative lightRadio™ 4G TD-LTE overlay - for the nationwide rollout of the world’s largest high-speed mobile broadband network. China is now the world’s largest market for mobile data services and smartphones, increasing at a rate of more than 50 percent each year.
China Mobile has been actively carrying out large-scale TD-LTE live network trials in China for more than three years and is now scaling the deployments. After the successful completion of China Mobile's 4G trial, this additional award to Alcatel-Lucent is 11% of CMCC’s strategic plan to deploy more than 207,000 TD-LTE base stations in China by the end of 2013.
Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G TD-LTE technology provides high quality wireless data coverage, which is helping China Mobile significantly improve mobile broadband service to their customers in an extremely cost-efficient way.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “This is an extremely significant win for Alcatel-Lucent and we look forward to helping China Mobile rapidly deploy the largest mobile broadband network in the world. By leveraging the ultra-broadband capabilities of our innovative TD-LTE lightRadio solution, China Mobile will have the ability to greatly expand mobile broadband coverage with a consistent, high quality subscriber experience, including challenging environments such as inside commercial and residential buildings.”