Thursday, November 14, 2013

China Mobile Selects Alcatel-Lucent’s all-IP Evolved Packet Core

China Mobile has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s all-IP Evolved Packet Core portfolio to support the nationwide rollout of its 4G LTE network, set to be the world’s largest mobile ultra-broadband network.

Specifically, China Mobile has awarded Alcatel-Lucent 24 percent of its overall EPC network.

The contract covers the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router - Mobile Gateway, the Alcatel-Lucent 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager, and the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Services Aware Manager (SAM).  Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Alcatel-Lucent Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is a high-capacity IP solution that consists of three platforms – data, mobility and policy.

  • In September 2013, China Mobile selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy 11% of their new LTE network, consisting of more than 200,000 TD-LTE base stations, by the end of 2013.


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