Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company, has been successful in winning a new role in the deployment of China Mobile’s (News - Alert) new TD-LTE trial network.
As per the new contract, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is entitled to provide 3,000 base stations in the cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Qingdao – three major economic hubs of China. China Mobile will utilize the Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative TD-LTE (News - Alert) technology to launch new services in the cities early next year.
The new TD-LTE network deployed by Alcatel-Lucent will increase the speeds, capacity and quality of China Mobile’s network.
In addition, China Mobile will utilize Alcatel-Lucent ‘s complete end-to-end TD-LTE solution including radio access products – the Alcatel Lucent (News - Alert) 9926 Digital 2U eNodeB, TD-LTE Remote Radio Unit (RRU) for the multiple spectrum bands being used by CMCC as well as core networking equipment, and the Alcatel-Lucent’s (News - Alert) 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) network management tool.
Ben Verwaayen (News - Alert), CEO at Alcatel-Lucent, said, “It is our honor to be selected by China Mobile for the world’s largest TD-LTE network. With our industry-leading LTE solutions and expertise in deploying LTE networks worldwide, we will help China Mobile dramatically reduce technical complexity, power consumption and operating costs in the face of sharp traffic growth.”
China Mobile is one of the largest wireless operators with over 700 million subscribers, and now its Mobile's trial TD-LTE network is expected to cover a total of 13 cities to keep up with the soaring demand for mobile broadband access in China, which enables consumers to get unlimited access to video, gaming and other high-bandwidth applications.
Lately, Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile has inked a co-creation agreement in Shanghai to conduct a comprehensive trial of TD-LTE technology. In addition, both companies have also been developing and testing a series of lightRadio breakthrough technology elements.
Apart from that, both companies have also agreed to conduct joint nanocell research in China, put on paper after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Nanocells are a type of radio access technology that integrates wireless small cells with carrier grade Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) access points.
Edited by Braden Becker