Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Confirms Role in China Mobile’s TD-LTE

China Mobile has awarded a major contract to Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell to support its TD-LTE trial network rollout as it extends services to 10 cities.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell will deliver approximately 3,000 base stations in the cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Qingdao, three major economic hubs of China.

The company will supply its end-to-end TD-LTE solution including the baseband part of the Alcatel-Lucent 9926 Base Station, multi-band TD-LTE RF remote modules, core network equipment and other products, as well as its 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) and other network management tools.

China Mobile expects to extend its large scale trial to launch new services in the cities early next year.  

China Mobile now has over 700 million subscribers.