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Alcatel-Lucent and China Unicom sign USD 120 million agreement for mobile solutions


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has signed a USD 120 million agreement for mobile communications solutions and service with China Unicom, a leading Chinese mobile service provider. The agreement encompasses a range of network projects China Unicom has undertaken or plans to undertake in 2007.

The projects include a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A high-speed data network upgrade to be implemented in China Unicom’s network in Macau, as well as a further expansion in the CDMA core network, radio solutions, and applications that will support China Unicom’s broader mobile network expansion.

The agreement also provides for GSM/GPRS/EDGE core and radio network solutions and optical network components in support of China Unicom’s GSM service offerings.

The network solutions planned for in the agreement will enable China Unicom to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly expanding wireless services market in China and provide users with a range of new applications and services.

“The agreement we are signing with China Unicom is significant because of the scope of solutions it involves,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific. “It meets China Unicom’s demand for near term expansion and provides a means to sustain growth in the future.”

With this agreement Alcatel-Lucent secures its position as the vendor with the largest installed base in China Unicom’s CDMA network.


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