As per the new contract, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is entitled to provide 3,000 base stations in the cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Qingdao – three major economic hubs of China. China Mobile will utilize the Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative TD-LTE technology to launch new services in the cities early next year.
China Mobile will utilize Alcatel-Lucent ‘s complete end-to-end TD-LTE solution including radio access products – the Alcatel Lucent 9926 Digital 2U eNodeB, TD-LTE Remote Radio Unit (RRU) for the multiple spectrum bands being used by CMCC as well as core networking equipment, and the Alcatel-Lucent’s 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) network management tool.
China Mobile is one of the largest wireless operators with over 700 million subscribers, and now its Mobile's trial TD-LTE network is expected to cover a total of 13 cities to keep up with the soaring demand for mobile broadband access in China, which enables consumers to get unlimited access to video, gaming and other high-bandwidth applications.
Lately, Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile has inked a co-creation agreement in Shanghai to conduct a comprehensive trial of TD-LTE technology. In addition, both companies have also been developing and testing a series of lightRadio breakthrough technology elements.
Apart from that, both companies have also agreed to conduct joint nanocell research in China, put on paper after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Nanocells are a type of radio access technology that integrates wireless small cells with carrier grade Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) access points.