Sunday, March 22, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Wins China Unicom W-CDMA Contract in 14 Provinces

China Unicom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy 3G W-CDMA networks in 14 Chinese provinces.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its 3G/W-CDMA solutions, including about 11000 Node B (Base stations), Home Location Register (HLR) data base system as well network maintenance and optimization in 14 provinces -- Hebei, Fujian Guangxi, Tianjin, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Heilongjiang, Guangdong, Hunan, Shandong and Xinjiang. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This major contract was secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB). Initial network deployments in the cities of Tianjin, Baoding, Wenzhou, Taizhou, Guiyang and Guilin are expected to be completed in May 2009.

Alcatel-Lucent said the contract enables it to substantially expanded its position with China Unicom, adding 4 new 3G markets in addition to its existing 2G GSM base.

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