China Mobile has selected Alcatel-Lucent's Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution comprising of the Mobile Gateway, Wireless Mobility Manager and Services Aware Manager (SAM) elements to support the nationwide rollout of China Mobile’s 4G LTE network. Alcatel-Lucent's high-capacity solution will cover 24 percent of the total Evolved Packet Core network elements needed by China Mobile to support its nationwide 4G LTE network solution and to support its 750 million subscribers, which account for more than 60 percent of the total mobile subscriptions in the country.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “As China Mobile builds the world’s largest 4G LTE network, Alcatel-Lucent is providing its expertise in IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access, the focus of our Shift Plan. China Mobile’s adoption of LTE network requires needs an architecture that is simpler and flatter than the traditional packet/TDM network. Deploying the Alcatel-Lucent Evolved Packet Core will enable CMCC to offer LTE customers blazingly fast speeds and impressive quality, while driving down the cost of sending information across the network.” Source - Alcatel-Lucent (Nov 11, 2013)