Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Alcatel and Datang Enter TD-SCDMA Alliance

Alcatel Shanghai Bell and Datang Mobile announced a partnership to foster the introduction of TD-SCDMA in China. Under the deal, Alcatel will invest EUR 25 million in Datang Mobile, including share holding, product planning, system integration and manufacturing. Alcatel will support the research and development of TD-SCDMA and become the privileged partner of Datang Mobile for industrialization of TD-SCDMA products in China.

In addition to the partnership with Datang, Alcatel has recently commenced TD-SCDMA interoperability testing with China's Ministry of Information Industry.