Friday, July 3, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Lands Contracts with China Mobile and China Unicom

Alcatel-Lucent announced comprehensive frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom, two of the world’s largest telecommunications operators,  to facilitate the transition to dynamic cloud-based networks.

Under the agreements - both spanning a year and valued at up to RMB4.53 billion (EUR 656 million) and RMB3.59 billion (EUR 520 million) for China Mobile and China Unicom respectively - Alcatel-Lucent will deliver its mobile and fixed ultra-broadband access, IP routing, agile optical networking and network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities, as well as Nuage Networks’ software defined networking (SDN) technologies.

The agreements were signed in Toulouse during a visit by Li Keqiang, China’s Premier of the State Council, build on long-standing collaboration between Alcatel-Lucent and the two companies.

"This announcement is highly significant as it furthers Alcatel-Lucent’s role as a key technology provider in China and aligns perfectly with our strategy of bringing high-speed ultra-broadband access to open up new opportunities for both service providers and their customers alike. We are very pleased to continue working with both China Mobile and China Unicom to help them deliver on their commitments under The Broadband China’ initiative," stated Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.