China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent announce video call on 4G / LTE network


Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile have reached another
major milestone in the creation of next generation wireless services by staging
the first mobile broadband video call on a next-generation 4G LTE mobile
network to connect a fixed location and a car in Shanghai with Alcatel-Lucent
offices in New Jersey.


Using lightRadio, Alcatel-Lucent’s breakthrough technology, the video call linked
Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, the
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell demonstration center in Shanghai, and the ‘LTE
Connected Car’ demonstrator roaming in Shanghai and utilizing China Mobile’s
fourth-generation TD-LTE trial network.


As well as highlighting the advances Alcatel-Lucent
is making with lightRadio, by
connecting to the TD-LTE trial network the call also demonstrated the progress
being made by China Mobile in trialling the network in Shanghai, where
Alcatel-Lucent has deployed its complete End-to-End 4G LTE solution to advance
the delivery of high-speed services to customers in China.


The rising ownership of smartphones and the adoption of social networking have increased the need
for fast transfer of videos over the internet on the move. Nowhere is this need
more evident than in China, where just under half of the world’s new mobile
broadband connections were made in 2010.


lightRadio is designed to address the increasing global
demand for faster speeds and high quality voice and data services by reducing
the size, power consumption and carbon footprint of mobile base stations.

Growing demand for high-bandwidth services, such as video
and social networking applications, are leading to mobile operators needing to
extend their wireless coverage and capacity.


At the same time, operators are looking to cut their
energy consumption lightRadio will help reduce both cost of ownership and
carbon footprint by dramatically reducing the energy usage of mobile base


This call brings the global commercial reality of
lightRadio even closer – and the ability to provide the increased performance
and savings that can be made by implementing the technology within an
operators’ network,” said Wim Sweldens, president of Wireless Division,


Alcatel-Lucent recently announced that Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), a mobile operator in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, selected Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution to
respond to the sharp increase in bandwidth requirements, and to keep pace with
subscribers’ demands.


Saudi Arabia is widely recognized as the largest
telecommunications market in the Middle East region, with growth in this sector
currently estimated at about 30 percent per annum.


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