Alcatel Gets Deals To Provide $460 Million Comms For China
Alcatel-Lucent [ALU] announced it received a total $460 million deal to provide mobile communications improvements for communications companies with assets in China.
First, Alcatel received a $120 million pact for mobile communications solutions and service with China Unicom, a Hong Kong headquartered company.
The agreement encompasses a range of network projects China Unicom has undertaken or plans to undertake in 2007.
The projects include a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A high-speed data network upgrade to be implemented in China Unicom’s network in Macau, as well as a further expansion in the CDMA core network, radio solutions, and applications that will support China Unicom’s broader mobile network expansion.
Second, Alcatel received a $340 million deal from China Mobile, also a Chinese mobile service provider. The agreement – which was secured through Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China, Alcatel Shanghai Bell – enables the company to expand into several new provincial markets in addition to growing its existing base, which strengthens its position as one of the leading GSM/GPRS/EDGE equipment suppliers for China Mobile.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide China Mobile with GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio and core network equipment, customized solutions and related services that will support China Mobile’s GSM/GPRS/EDGE network expansion programs in 2007.
With the first agreement, Alcatel-Lucent secures its position as the vendor with the largest installed base in China Unicom’s CDMA network, according to Alcatel.