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Alcatel-Lucent wins contracts to optimize China Unicom and China Mobile’s wireless networks


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced that three subsidiaries of China Mobile, have selected Alcatel-Lucent to provide network optimization service for their wireless networks in Shanghai, and Guizhou and Shanxi provinces. Inner Mongolia Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom, also selected Alcatel-Lucent to optimize its CDMA network in Inner Mongolian province. The project was secured through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide tailor-made service solutions to help each of these operators enhance network coverage and performance and improve resource utilization. It will help the three China Mobile subsidiaries plan for network development in order to be able to offer new services and thereby generation new revenue. Alcatel-Lucent also will provide courses to help the operators train their employees to ensure optimal use of the networks’ capabilities.

These projects are expected to be completed at the end of 2007. Once implemented, these three operators will have the competitive advantage of being able to offer their customers service on upgraded networks that provide maximum coverage, strong signals and minimal dropped call rates.

Inner Mongolia Unicom will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced e-Optimization solution in its CDMA (code division multiple access) network to analyze voice/data service and help Inner Mongolia Unicom formulate new resource distribution strategies.

“Our service business is an important, strong business for Alcatel-Lucent, and it is a growing business in China,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia Pacific region. “Leveraging our high-end integration and optimization expertise in global and regional competence centers, Alcatel-Lucent is committed to providing world-class services that help our customers get the full advantage of their networks as they strive to meet the needs of their customers.”


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