Monday, April 9, 2007

Datang and Alcatel-Lucent to Supply TD-SCDMA for China Mobile

Datang Mobile and Alcatel Shanghai Bell were selected to provide TD-SCDMA network solutions to China Mobile as part of China Mobile's TD-SCDMA trial network expansion program. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Datang and Alcatel Shanghai Bell plan to deploy TD-SCDMA network solutions for China Mobile in Shanghai and in the southern city of Guangzhou. Alcatel Shanghai Bell will provide the Node B equipment to be used in the network.

TD-SCDMA, initially developed by Datang Mobile, has been officially recognized as an international standard for third-generation (3G) mobile communications.

Alcatel Shanghai Bell said it has made a long-term commitment to the development and promotion of TD-SCDMA within China and worldwide. In 2004, Alcatel Shanghai Bell entered into a strategic partnership with Datang Mobile to further the development of TD-SCDMA and as part of that agreement made an investment in Datang of Euro 25 million to acquire shares and further TD-SCDMA industrialization.

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