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April 30, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent wins 3G deals worth $1.7 billion in China

To provide network upgrades, integration, and maintenance services

By CBR Staff Writer

Alcatel-Lucent Chinese subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell has won two contracts worth $1.7 billion from China Mobile and China Telecom to provide network upgrades, integration, and maintenance services.

Under a $1 billion deal with China Mobile, the company will provide its GSM/EDGE applications, TD-SCDMA wireless networking equipment, optical, microwave and IP transmission offerings, IP service routers, application platforms, and related services.

In a $700m deal from China Telecom it will supply 3G CDMA/EV-DO networking equipment, application platforms, optical and IP transmission platforms, IP service routers and network maintenance services to support the rollout of the company’s 3G wireless broadband network.

Olivia Qiu, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, said: We are honoured to have been selected as a major provider of cutting-edge solutions for China Mobile and China Telecom. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is fully committed to supporting their rapid transformation to 3G and their smooth evolution to LTE/4G in the future. The agreements also set the stage for future collaboration with these customers on the ongoing improvement of their networks.

China Mobile and China Telecom were granted 3G licenses in January 2009, for TD-SCDMA and CDMA/EV-DO technologies, respectively.

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