Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile have announced a major step toward the delivery of high-speed mobile broadband to subscribers in China by successfully completing the first call over a trial TD-LTE network deployed in the city of Shanghai.
Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end 4G LTE solution in Shanghai is a vital element of the large-scale TD-LTE trial formed by the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile, covering six major cities in China, to commercially showcase the advantages of TD-LTE technology in delivering high-speed applications and services to millions of customers.
As a key partner of China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, Alcatel-Lucent is utilizing its expertise in TD-LTE to deliver a highly-efficient and cost-effective network to the large population of data-hungry subscribers in the central business and education/technology districts of Shanghai. The network includes the high-tech park of Zhangjiang and financial district of Lujiazui, which China Mobile and the Shanghai Government want to make a leading demonstration zone of TD-LTE technology. The successful completion of this first call is a major milestone in realizing this goal.
“We are excited to be able to collaborate with China Mobile and demonstrate our leadership in TD-LTE on this important trial network. The first call takes us a step closer in delivering a high-quality network that will provide faster wireless services and applications to the people of Shanghai,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent ‘s activities for Asia-Pacific.
Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile further enhanced their relationship in April of this year by announcing a joint research program to pioneer developments in next generation mobile communications, including further co-development of Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadioÔ solution.
Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong leadership position in LTE, being selected so far by fourteen customers for commercial deployments — including two of the world’s largest service providers — and being involved in over 60 LTE trials worldwide.