Monday, July 18, 2011

China Unicom Expands 3G with Alcatel-Lucent

China Unicom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to expand its 3G network in over ten provinces to meet the rapidly rising demand for mobile broadband coverage in China. Under the agreement Alcatel-Lucent will expand the deployment of its GSM/W-CDMA solution in preparation for the future introduction of LTE. In more than ten provinces, Alcatel-Lucent will also provide optimization activities, allowing China Unicom the ability to monitor, troubleshoot and optimise network efficiency as subscribers increase, using a range of reporting capabilities, to ensure consistent quality for subscribers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that its commercial W-CDMA contracts in the Asia-Pacific region also include Mobicom China, Celcom Malaysia, Telecom New Zealand, SK Telecom, South Korea and KT Corp, South Korea.