Datang Mobile in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, makes successful bid for China Mobile TD-SCDMA network
Datang Mobile and Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) flagship company in China today announced that they have made a successful bid to provide TD-SCDMA* network solutions to Chinese service provider, China Mobile as part of China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA trial network expansion program.
Datang and Alcatel Shanghai Bell plan to deploy TD-SCDMA network solutions for China Mobile in Shanghai and in the southern city of Guangzhou. Alcatel Shanghai Bell will provide the Node B equipment to be used in the network.
Third-generation (3G) TD-SCDMA technology enables operators to offer subscribers high-quality mobile voice and high-speed data services including Internet access, video streaming and remote access to corporate applications. Operators are also able achieve greater efficiency in managing their networks, a capability that enables them to more rapidly expand network capacity, meet growing demand, and introduce new applications as they become available.
“We are very pleased that China Mobile has considered us for deployment of its TD-SCDMA network,” said Tang Ruan, President of Datang Mobile. “Datang and Alcatel Shanghai Bell enjoy a long-term strategic partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA and have worked diligently to advance its development. In the process, our companies have acquired in-depth experience with TD-SCDMA technology and enjoy significant advantages because of this. We are confident that we will be able to deploy and support a next-generation network that meets China Mobile’s expectations.”
The successful outcome of this bid affirms Alcatel Shanghai Bell and Datang’s positions as leading providers of TD-SCDMA solutions and serves to validate the advantages these solutions deliver.
“Having the opportunity to work with Datang Mobile in providing China Mobile with a TD-SCDMA network is a significant achievement for us,” noted Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Asia Pacific. “It is an affirmation of the key role we play in the development of TD-SCDMA and a recognition of the experience we have acquired in deploying 3G networks around the world. We look forward to continuing to provide service providers with innovative solutions and comprehensive service support for next- generation mobile networks.”
TD-SCDMA, initially developed by Datang Mobile, has been officially recognized as an international standard for third-generation (3G) mobile communications. Alcatel Shanghai Bell has made a long-term commitment to the development and promotion of TD-SCDMA within China and worldwide. In 2004, Alcatel Shanghai Bell entered into a strategic partnership with Datang Mobile to further the development of TD-SCDMA and as part of that agreement made an investment in Datang of Euro 25 million to acquire shares and further TD-SCDMA industrialization.
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About Datang Mobile
Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd（Datang Mobile）, registered and established in Beijing on February 8, 2002, is one of the core members of the Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group. Taking its excellent innovation and long-term accumulation, Datang Mobile is dedicated to the research and development of TD-SCDMA, a homegrown international 3G standard. With the operating principle of ‘joint development, virtual manufacture and entrusted operation’, and on the basis of it’s self-own core intellectual property right and the whole series products including infrastructure and terminal, Datang Mobile is committed to providing the total solution for the customers in the area of public and private communication networks.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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