Monday, August 9, 2010

China Telecom Upgrades CDMA Network with Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent announced a major contract with China Telecom to upgrade the service provider's CDMA network in 56 cities across nine provinces. The upgrade will be completed by the end of 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide its converged radio access network (RAN) solution, including its newly-designed, ultra-compact, indoor 9916 Macro Base Station, which uses a new integrated radio and amplifier multi-sector transmit/receive unit (MS-TRU) to minimize power consumption. . Alcatel-Lucent will also provide an Ethernet backhaul capable RAN solution to cost-effectively meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of 3G mobile services delivery.


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