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.