Sunday, November 25, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Inks Contracts with China Mobile, China Unicom

In a signing ceremony attended by Chinese President Hu Jintao and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Alcatel-Lucent formally signed a package of frame agreements with a combined value of up to EUR 750 million with China Mobile and China Unicom. Part of these agreements was previously announced.

Under the terms of a EUR 600 million agreement with China Mobile, Alcatel-Lucent is providing end-to-end mobile solutions supporting China Mobile's extensive network expansion plans. The solution includes GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio and core networking equipment, mobile applications, IP routers and optical networking equipment. Alcatel-Lucent also is providing China Mobile with a TD-SCDMA solution being implemented in the operator's trial network and will support services such as Video Streaming, WAP and Personal Ring Back Tone.

The agreement with China Unicom, valued at EUR 150 million, encompasses a range of industry-leading, end-to-end solutions including CDMA networking equipment, GSM/GPRS radio and core networking equipment, mobile applications, IP routers, optical networking equipment and related services to support China Unicom's network deployment and expansion. In addition, the agreement includes the expansion and upgrade of China Unicom's third-generation (3G) CDMA1xEVDO, a high-speed data network in Macau.

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