Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, and Datang Mobile have announced that they have been tasked to deploy half of the TD-SCDMA expansion project China Netcom is launching in the coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong Province. The contract builds on another TD-SCDMA contract the two companies recently secured with China Mobile for trial networks in Shanghai and Guanghzou.
Under the project, Alcatel Shanghai Bell and Datang will provide China Netcom with core and radio equipment to expand the network. In addition, Alcatel Shanghai Bell will provide intelligent network (IN) and streaming media service platforms. Upon completion, China Netcom will be able to provide a broad suite of advanced 3G services to subscribers in central business districts, government, tourist locations and sites related to the 2008 Olympic Games.