Alcatel-Lucent signs $750m deal with China Mobile

Infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has signed a €750m one-year deal with China Mobile. The vendor will supply the technology for the Chinese operator to move to an all-IP network and enable the deployment of NFV technology on its network and cloud based services.

The deal sees Alcatel-Lucent provide China Mobile with wireless technology such as lightRadio 4G TD-LTE overlay and upgrades to existing networks. The vendor will also supply its lightRadio Metro Radio Outdoor (MRO) and IP Networking kit, such as Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP routing technology and next generation optics transmission, as well as fixed ultra-broadband access technology, such as GPON and professional services.


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The two firms have a long standing relationship. In December last year, the vendor announced it will deploy small cells for China Mobile’s TD-LTE network.

“This is a significant achievement of Alcatel-Lucent and essentially makes us a key technology provider in virtually every aspect of China Mobile’s growing mobile ultra-broadband network,” said Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.

“We have worked side-by-side with China Mobile throughout many developments in mobile technology, including the development of 4G TD-LTE.  We are continuing that close collaboration as China Mobile moves to the next level of ultra-broadband through NFV supporting future cloud applications and services.”


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