Monday, July 2, 2007

China Unicom Selects Alcatel-Lucent IP Service Routers for Nationwide Network

China Unicom has selected Alcatel-Lucent's IP Service routers as the foundation of a nationwide network transformation that will encompass 65 cities across 13 provinces in China and will be completed by the end of 2007. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Alcatel-Lucent IP solution, based on its 7750 Service Router, will enable China Unicom to better serve its customers, as it expands its service offerings towards 3G. Alcatel-Lucent's solution will also support China Unicom's rapid increase in CDMA subscribers and newly-launched data services on its GPRS network.

The project was secured through Alcatel Shanghai Bell.

  • In May 2007, Alcatel-Lucent announced that China Unicom had awarded it a contract valued at US$120 million 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.