China Mobile Selects ALU's IP Ultra-Broadband Network & Smallcells

Alatel Lucent


China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world has selected Alcatel-Lucent to provide all-IP ultra-broadband technology, paving the way for future network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud-based services, signing one-year comprehensive frame agreement valued at up to Euro 750 million.  China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent have jointly demonstrated open mobile cloud networking in the network functions virtualization (NFV) environment at the recent Mobile World Congress 2014.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide wireless ultra-broadband access technology, such as lightRadio 4G TD-LTE overlay and upgrades to existing networks in preparation for 4G TD-LTE deployment as well as the lightRadio Metro Radio Outdoor (MRO) Small Cells co-created by China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent. The agreement includes IP Networking such as Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP routing technology and next generation optics transmission, such as OTN 100G technology. It also covers the fixed ultra-broadband access technology, such as GPON and professional services.

"Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “This is a significant achievement of Alcatel-Lucent and essentially makes us a key technology provider in virtually every aspect of China Mobile’s growing mobile ultra-broadband network.  We have worked side-by-side with China Mobile throughout many developments in mobile technology, including the development of 4G TD-LTE.  We are continuing that close collaboration as China Mobile moves to the next level of ultra-broadband through NFV supporting future cloud applications and services.”

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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