Lucent Lands 3G Contracts in China
Lucent Technologies announced a series of agreements with China Unicom and China Telecom with total contract values of more than $350 million. The agreements cover virtually the entire range of Lucent’s next-generation network offerings and services that are designed to accelerate the smooth evolution to packet networks as well as enabling the delivery of advanced multimedia communications services. Lucent will deliver solutions that lay the foundation for Internet protocol (IP) voice and data services such as high-speed mobile data access, video-on-demand and IP Centrex services.
Expansion of China Unicom CDMA2000 Mobile Network Under one of the new agreements, Lucent will provide further support for the phase III expansion of China Unicom’s CDMA2000 mobile network, the world’s largest CDMA network. With its phase III expansion, initiated this past summer, China Unicom will expand its network capacity to support more than 50 million customers, and offer coverage nationwide. This will enable China Unicom to serve a greater portion of the Chinese market, and also positions the company for the widespread commercial rollout of third-generation (3G) mobile technology.
Under the contract, Lucent will supply China Unicom with the equipment needed to deliver mobile high-speed data services such as video-on-demand, live streaming video and high-speed wireless Internet access. Continue >>