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China Telecom deploys first CDMA Push-to-Talk service in China with Alcatel-Lucent


Providing 3G voice value-added services to vertical and enterprise markets

Shanghai - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has successfully deployed its CDMA High Performance Push-To-Talk (PTT) service for China Telecom. This new service, a first in China, will target vertical and enterprise customers and will be commercialized across the country by the end of August. The commercial contract was secured by Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell the flagship company of Alcatel-Lucent in China which previously deployed China Telecomís CDMA EVDO-based solution.

Alcatel-Lucentís CDMA HP-PTT end-to-end solution will provide China Telecomís 3G customers with immediate voice interaction across geographically dispersed groups of workers to meet their productivity needs, without the costs and delays associated with traditional circuit-switched voice services. HP-PTT service allows one-to-one (private) and one-to-many (group) calls to be established across the wireless service coverage area at the push of a single button. China Telecomís 3G subscribers will thus be able to enjoy convenient and reliable voice, data and PTT services all in one handset.

Alcatel-Lucent provided its high-capacity, high-performance CDMA end-to-end solution including systems for registration management, group management, data management, new lease line application, and network management. Alcatel-Lucent also provided professional integration and system development services to integrate such services as radio access network (RAN) and Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN) deployed by various suppliers on many sorts of handsets. Alcatel-Lucent acted as project leader to provide a customized solution and manage and coordinate all relevant vendors in the process.

As a breakthrough voice service on China Telecomís CDMA network, the new High Performance Push-to-Talk service, will greatly stimulate China Telecomís mobile business and revenue,

Alcatel-Lucentís solution fully meets stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements associated to the use of the voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies for PTT systems which will enable China Telecom to extend its experience in providing high quality 3G and next generation IP based services.

ďThe project further enhances our long-term partnership with China Telecom and confirms Alcatel-Lucentís leading position in the CDMA market in China,Ē said Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. ďAlcatel-Lucentís advanced solution and enriched network management experience will help China Telecom provide more flexible, value-added services to the strategic vertical and enterprise markets.Ē

Alcatel-Lucent is a world leader in the CDMA market worldwide and continues to innovate in the CDMA/EVDO to keep operators competitive during the evolution to 4G. Alcatel-Lucent has more experience than any other telecom player in integrating and re-architecting networks. According to industry analyst firm DellíOro*, Alcatel-Lucent leads in terms of worldwide CDMA revenues with a market share of more than 40 % (2Qí10). Alcatel-Lucent has more than 70 CDMA customers in 40 countries Ė and supports five of the top six global CDMA operators.

About China Telecom
China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) is an extra-large state-owned telecom operator organized according to Chinaís telecom industry reform scheme. As a principal telecom enterprise and the greatest basic telecom operator of China, China Telecom owns the global largest fixed-line telephone network that covers the cities and towns as well as the rural areas of China and penetrates to every corner of the world. Member units of China Telecom include 31 provincial (municipal and autonomous regional) enterprises which provide telecom services nationwide.

* Mobility Infrastructure-CDMA (Worldwide) 2Q10 [August 2010 - DellíOro Group][1]Mobility Infrastructure-CDMA (Worldwide) 2Q10 [August 2010 - DellíOro Group]

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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