Lucent Invests $50M in China

Lucent Technologies will invest an additional $50M to enhance its existing R&D capabilities in China, focusing on 3G technologies

June 5, 2003

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BEIJING - Lucent Technologies today announced that it is strengthening its commitment to research and development in China by investing approximately US$50 million to enhance its existing R&D capabilities in the country. The increase in resources will focus on R&D projects primarily supporting the development of third-generation (3G) spread-spectrum mobile communications technologies including Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks, also known as Wideband-CDMA.

"Our R&D organization in China has been responsible for many key technical accomplishments, and this was a determining factor in our decision to increase our investment in China," said Mary Chan, president of global wireless research and development for Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group.

The new investments not only will support Lucent Technologies' activities in China, but globally as well. "This investment reflects the increased importance of Lucent China in the overall worldwide strategy of Lucent Technologies," said Jim Brewington, President of Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group. "We increasingly rely on our teams in China to take on key responsibilities for aspects of our business operations including R&D, procurement and manufacturing. In the process, we also are actively developing local talent for future leadership positions."

Bell Labs China has recorded many achievements in the research fields of mobile networking, optical networking, computer science, and the next generation Internet; Lucent's R&D teams in China have been awarded 21 patents, and currently have numerous others in various stages of qualification. Bell Labs China has established R&D centers across the country, and the Bell Labs research organization in Beijing has established six joint labs with academic organizations such as the Chinese Academy Of Science (CAS), Peking University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University.

  • PKU-Bell Labs Joint Laboratory on Software Technologies

  • Tsinghua-Bell Labs Joint Laboratory on Optical Communication Networking Systems

  • Tsinghua-Bell Labs Joint Laboratory on Communication

  • Tsinghua-Bell Labs Joint Laboratory on Computer Networking

  • CAS-Bell Labs Joint Laboratory on Communications

  • Fudan-Bell Labs Joint Laboratory on Information Science and Technology

"The continued investment in China demonstrates a long term commitment made by Lucent to this Market," said Jason Chi, chairman and president of Lucent Technologies (China). "It will help us strengthen current cooperative activities with our partners and clients not only in China but also in the world."

Lucent Technologies Inc.

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