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China Mobile and China Telecom select Alcatel-Lucentís fiber-based PON solutions to deliver super-fast broadband access throughout China


Strengthening Alcatel-Lucentís leadership in fixed broadband access market

Paris - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by both China Mobile and China Telecom to deploy its Passive Optical Networks (PON)-based solutions to cost-effectively deliver a wide range of next-generation broadband services such as HDTV and high-speed Internet throughout China.

Alcatel-Lucentís fiber-based solutions will be deployed in 14 provinces for China Mobile, and in more than 18 provinces for China Telecom. The contracts were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucentís flagship company in China.

Under the contracts, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) platform. Alcatel-Lucent is also supplying a wide range of optical network units (ONU) to support fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB), and will provide its comprehensive professional services - including network deployment, integration and maintenance.

ďAlcatel-Lucent is actively engaged in building cost-effective, service-oriented access networks to help service providers such as China Mobile and China Telecom meet their customerís specific needs,Ē said Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. ďThanks to the flexibility of Alcatel-Lucentís platform, we can help our customers manage and evolve the networks cost-effectively. The selection of our PON solutions by two major operators also further confirms our leading position in the fixed broadband access market.Ē

Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in the fixed broadband access market, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is currently involved in over 100 FTTH projects worldwide, over 85 of which are with PON.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog and follow us on Twitter: external link


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