Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by China Mobile to participate in the world's largest 4G TD-LTE trial network deployment in China. This qualification follows successful completion of various interoperability tests that are required by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT) and China Mobile. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is one of the first suppliers to have successfully achieved this key milestone and will be deploying its end-to-end LTE solution for China Mobile’s large-scale 4G TD-LTE trial in the city of Shanghai.

Covering six major Chinese cities – Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen – and recently extended to Beijing, this large scale TD-LTE trial will help China Mobile to provide a wide range of high speed mobile broadband services to its subscribers.

The tests were conducted in both 2.3 and 2.6 GHz frequency bands for indoor and outdoor deployments and relied on Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE expertise to provide an end-to-end integrated solution including LTE base stations (eNodeBs) and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC). Alcatel-Lucent’s solution successfully passed interoperability tests with two major terminal suppliers.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Asia-Pacific said, “This is a major accomplishment for Alcatel-Lucent and clearly reinforces our leading position in China and our global leadership in LTE. We are committed to provide China Mobile with the most advanced LTE solution for the world’s largest TD-LTE trial and to demonstrate the maturity and cost-effectiveness of our solution for TD-LTE, which is emerging as the 4G standard for TDD spectrum globally. The successful interoperability tests with terminal suppliers further demonstrate our commitment to create an open TD-LTE ecosystem that will participate in the broader global LTE value chain.”