JUNE 19, 2008 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search for Alcatel-Lucent) has signed a US$1 billion framework agreement for 2008 with China Mobile to provide mobile communication equipment and services. This agreement was secured through Alcatel-Lucent's flagship company in China, Alcatel Shanghai Bell.
Under the frame agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide China Mobile with mobile core and wireless network technology, TD-SCDMA equipment, applications, transmission, and IP router equipment and the related services. Alcatel-Lucent's products and technologies are expected to further enhance China Mobile's network capacity and performance to help the service provider support high-quality end-user services.
"We are delighted to be selected to continue providing solutions and services to China Mobile. China Mobile is one of our company's main strategic cooperation partners," says Olivia Qiu, president of Alcatel Shanghai Bell.
The frame agreement signing ceremony, witnessed by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, who was on an official visiting trip to the U.S., was held on June 16 in Washington, DC.