Microwave Journal

Alcatel-Lucent Signs Framework with China Mobile and China Telecom

May 1, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent has signed two framework agreements valued at $1.7 B in total with China Mobile and China Telecom, to provide network upgrades, integration and maintenance services in 2009. As the leading operators in China, China Mobile and China Telecom were granted 3G licenses in January 2009, for TD-SCDMA and CDMA/EV-DO technologies, respectively. The agreements were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell.

Under an agreement valued at approximately $1 B with China Mobile, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its GSM/EDGE solutions, TD-SCDMA wireless networking equipment, optical, microwave and IP transmission offerings, IP service routers, application platforms and related services.

In a comparable agreement with China Telecom, valued at approximately $700 M, the company will supply its 3G CDMA/EV-DO networking equipment, application platforms, optical and IP transmission platforms, IP service routers and network maintenance services to support the rollout of the company’s 3G wireless broadband network.

“We are honored to have been selected as a major provider of cutting-edge solutions for China Mobile and China Telecom. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is fully committed to supporting their rapid transformation to 3G, and their smooth evolution to LTE/4G in the future,” said Olivia Qiu, head of Alcatel-Lucent activities in East Asia and president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. “The agreements also set the stage for future collaboration with these customers on the ongoing improvement of their networks.”