China Mobile has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio 4G TD-LTE overlay for its nationwide rollout.
Alcatel-Lucent said this award represents 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 noted that it has been closely involved with China Mobile in developing TD-LTE from the inception of the technology, and successfully demonstrated the first call using the platform more than five years ago, demonstrating HD video delivery over it three years ago. Alcatel-Lucent also showcased TD-LTE to the world during the Shanghai World Expo, another highlight in the journey of TD-LTE from prospect to reality.
"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," stated Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.