|Lucent wins $120 million China Unicom CDMA expansion contract|
Posted: 18-May-2004 [Source: Lucent]
[Lucent to supply CDMA2000 1X equipment to expand China Unicom's network in Shandong, Hubei, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi.]
Lucent Technologies today announced it has been awarded more than $120 million worth of contracts to support China Unicom's CDMA network expansion in Shandong, Hubei, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi. Lucent will provide equipment, software and services to increase the coverage and capacity of China Unicom's CDMA networks in these markets.
These contracts underscore Lucent's leadership in the CDMA market and reaffirm its strong relationship with China Unicom. Lucent will supply CDMA2000 1X equipment, including base stations and switches, that will increase voice capacity and enable China Unicom to deliver a variety of value-added mobile high-speed data services such as video-on-demand, video streaming and high-speed Internet access to more subscribers.
China Unicom's CDMA network currently provides service to more than 23 million subscribers. With the expansion projects, China Unicom will be able to leverage the advantages of CDMA2000 technology and lay a solid foundation for the upcoming third-generation (3G) network deployments in China.
Lucent has been working with China Unicom on its CDMA network since May 2001. Earlier this year, China Unicom awarded Lucent contracts for phase III of its CDMA2000 mobile network expansion.
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