By Telecom Lead Team: Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile
will conduct joint development and test activities on lightRadio projects at
Alcatel-Lucent’s Stuttgart lab.
The work will help accelerate the commercial introduction
of this new product family to meet China Mobile’s business initiatives and
support customer demand for high-bandwidth mobile broadband services.
China Mobile had around 650 million subscribers by the
end of 2011. That number is growing at a rate of 11.2 percent year over year.
This co-creation agreement follows the MoU signed between
Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile in mid 2011. It builds on the collaboration
between the companies on the delivery of mobile broadband using TD-LTE and the
announcement of the first Trans-Pacific lightRadio video call.
This collaboration will speed the introduction of the
lightRadio product prototype to the second half of the year.
Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio reduces the size of
traditional mobile base stations to a Rubik’s cube, while lowering
power-consumption and allowing the transfer of vast amounts of data at
lightning fast speeds.
The ability for us to pair with the world’s largest
mobile provider to gain deeper insight into its customer behaviours and the way
services are evolving will ensure we develop lightRadio in the right direction.
The knowledge we gain from implementing lightRadio to support the delivery of
mobile broadband services to 650 million people will help us to meet the
growing demand for services across the globe,” said Ben Verwaayen, CEO of
China Mobile has started working with Alcatel-Lucent’s
R&D team in the company’s lab in Stuttgart Germany. The two companies
will co-work on lightRadio joint development projects including the cube-based
radio, baseband unit (BBU) pooling and redefining the radio architecture.
These projects will support China Mobile’s evolving
business initiatives, including the introduction of high-speed TD-LTE mobile
broadband technology, encourage idea-generation and facilitate the smooth
commercial implementation of lightRadio.
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