China Telecom to Deploy LTE Network in 40 cities with Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of mobile ultra-broadband services across China. Alcatel-Lucent and will roll out LTE mobile ultra-broadband access technology in 40 cities across 12 provinces, including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia and Liaoning. This agreement follows an initial trial deployment contract awarded in December 2013.
China Telecom is preparing to expand LTE services in both new and existing regions of China, following the award of full FDD-LTE licenses by the Chinese Government.
Under the contract supporting China Telecom’s FDD-LTE network expansion, Alcatel-Lucent will supply its 9926 eNodeB radio access network (RAN) portfolio and services during the first half of 2015. Alcatel-Lucent’s 9926 eNodeB technology comprises a digital baseband unit and radio frequency platform that allow operators to better utilize their spectrum and smoothly manage coverage and capacity increases.