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Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile make major progress toward the delivery of high-speed mobile broadband in China

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Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile make major progress toward the delivery of high-speed mobile broadband in China



Alcatel-Lucent prepares China Mobile’s TD-LTE network and testing program in Shanghai for further expansion and widespread rollout of mobile broadband services




Paris and Shanghai, September 29, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and China Mobile today took another major step toward delivering superfast mobile broadband services to customers in China with the completion of the first stage of testing on the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile’s TD-LTE trial network in Shanghai.




The trial network provides coverage to an area of Shanghai including the financial district of Lujiazui and the high-tech business park of Zhangjiang.  Alcatel-Lucent’s completion of testing paves the way toward the realization of the goals of China Mobile and the Shanghai Government of establishing a ‘Smart City Demonstration Zone’. In those pilot areas, Alcatel-Lucent is providing innovative, cost-efficient services integral to daily business such as high-definition video-conferencing, high-speed transfer of files and access to leisure applications such as 3D gaming, which will be valuable experience for China Mobile’s commercial TD-LTE service in the future.




There is huge demand for mobile broadband in China – just under half of the world’s new mobile broadband connections occurred in the country in 2010. Alcatel-Lucent’s trial network in Shanghai is part of a broader trial program established by the MIIT and China Mobile, to demonstrate how the quality and speed achieved during the field trial enabled by TD-LTE technology can address this rapidly growing demand. The benefits were clearly demonstrated at the end of August 2011 when Alcatel-Lucent made the first trans-Pacific video call using the ground-breaking new lightRadio™ technology.  During the call the video was transmitted to one of the participants travelling in an LTE-connected van around Shanghai using the TD-LTE trial network. 




Romano Valussi, President of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, said “Our work with China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, is helping to demonstrate how LTE can be applied to challenges that face mobile operators around the world, in terms of truly delivering what broadband has to offer for mobile users.  Here in China we have applied our extensive expertise to deploy and integrate the world’s largest TD-LTE pilot network in one of the busiest cities of the world.”




The TD-LTE trial network in Shanghai is powered by Alcatel-Lucent’s industry leading end-to-end LTE solution including base stations (eNodeBs), the Evolved Packet Core and Alcatel-Lucent’s professional services expertise. Alcatel-Lucent conducted a number of advanced test cases on the network during this phase including core network performance testing, network security, wireless performance testing, terminal testing and multi-antenna testing.  With the successful completion of the first phase of the trial China Mobile will now advance the trial to the next phase including the expansion of the network.




Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong global leadership position in LTE having been selected by 17 customers, including two of the world’s largest service providers for commercial deployments, and being involved in over 70+ trials worldwide.




Please visit our website to learn more about our End-to-End LTE solution.




About China Mobile


A leading mobile services provider in China, China Mobile boasts the world’s largest mobile network and the world’s largest mobile customer base (628 Million subscribers as of Aug 31, 2011).  China Mobile is a leading force in the development of LTE and bringing next generation mobile broadband services to the subscribers in China.






About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.




With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.




The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.




For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.




Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts

SIMON POULTER                       simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com               T : +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84


XIAOBING GU                            xiaobing.gu@alcatel-sbell.com.cn                   T: +86 10 63108822 1702





FRANK MACCARY                        frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com              T : + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11


DON SWEENEY                          don.sweeney@alcatel-lucent.com               T : + 1 908 582 6153


TOM BEVILACQUA                      thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com       T : + 1 908-582-7998


CONSTANCE DE CAMBIAIRE         constance.de_cambiaire@alcatel-lucent.com    T : +33 (0)1 40 76 10 13




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