Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Signs $460 Million with China Mobile and China Unicom

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, awarded a master contract valued at US$340 million to Alcatel-Lucent for mobile communications solutions and services. Under the deal, Alcatel-Lucent will provide China Mobile with GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio and core network equipment, customized solutions and related services that will support China Mobile's GSM/GPRS/EDGE network expansion programs in 2007. This will enable China Mobile to expand into several new provincial markets in addition to growing its existing base. The contract was signed by Alcatel Shanghai Bell.

Separately, China Unicom awarded a contract valued at US$120 million to Alcatel-Lucent for a range of network projects in 2007. The projects include a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A high-speed data network upgrade to be implemented in China Unicom's network in Macau, as well as a further expansion in the CDMA core network, radio solutions, and applications that will support China Unicom's broader mobile network expansion. The agreement also provides for GSM/GPRS/EDGE core and radio network solutions and optical network components in support of China Unicom's GSM service offerings.


  • In November 2006, China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, selected Alcatel for a full-scale, nationwide IP network deployment project. Financial terms were not disclosed. The contract was won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell. The project entails the deployment of the Alcatel 7750 Service Router and Alcatel 5620 Service Aware Manager in 13 densely-populated provinces and municipalities of China including: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Shanxi, Anhui, Gansu, Ningxia, Liaoning, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Jilin and Hainan.

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