SHANGHAI -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that its innovative LTE convergence solution has been selected by China Telecom for the operator’s nationwide trial of high-speed mobile broadband. China Telecom has chosen Alcatel-Lucent as one of the top three suppliers for its network infrastructure operating in both the LTE TDD and FDD modes.
The Chinese market is now the world’s largest for subscribers, mobile data services and smartphones, and is increasing at a rate of more than 50 percent each year. China Telecom currently has more than 181 million mobile customers throughout the country.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Ultra-broadband access is a core part of The Shift Plan, and mobile broadband in particular is one of the areas we are investing in to provide customers with technology enabling them to bring their LTE services to market quickly and effectively. As such, this is a significant win for Alcatel-Lucent, underlining the relevance and popularity of our LTE convergence strategy. With this innovative platform, China Telecom will be able to launch its LTE services rapidly, allowing its customers to quickly enjoy the services enabled by this technology.”
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