Alcatel-Lucent signs small cell deal with China Mobile, LTE contract with China Telecom

Telecom equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent on Thursday said it signed small cell deal with China Mobile and LTE contract with China Telecom.

Alcatel-Lucent does not financial details of the deals.

China Telecom deal for LTE

Alcatel-Lucent is one of the top three suppliers for China Telecom’s network infrastructure operating in both the LTE TDD and FDD modes.

Recently, China Telecom received 4G license in China. China Telecom currently has more than 181 million mobile customers throughout the country.

China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) as a key piece of its new nationwide ultra-broadband mobile access network.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide 9,892 base stations as one of the top three suppliers for China Telecom’s deployment of TD-LTE and FD-LTE technologies in 12 provinces in China.

Earlier, Alcatel-Lucent signed 4G deals with China Mobile and Sprint.

Alcatel-Lucent China Telecom LTE deal

China Mobile deal for small cell

As part of the trial, Alcatel-Lucent completed small cell tests on high-traffic roads in the Zhejiang, Fujian, Liaoning and Shandong provinces and Downtown shopping Mall in Jiangsu.

China Mobile selected Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio Radio Access Network (RAN) as part of the world’s largest deployment of a high-speed TD-LTE mobile broadband network. China Mobile is expected to launch commercial 4G services on 18 December 2013.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing 24 percent of the Evolved Packet Core for China Mobile’s TD-LTE network.

Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said that the deal with China Mobile to develop and deploy small cells as part of their TD-LTE network provides validation for The Shift Plan, Alcatel-Lucent’s industrial strategy to become a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access.

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