Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) has announced that it has inked two framework agreements valued at USD1.7 billion in total with China Mobile and China Telecom, to provide network upgrades, integration and maintenance services in 2009. China Mobile and China Telecom were granted 3G licences in January this year, for TD-SCDMA and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technologies, respectively. The agreements were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company.
Under an agreement valued at approximately USD1 billion with China Mobile, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its GSM/EDGE solutions, TD-SCDMA wireless networking equipment, optical, microwave and IP transmission offerings, IP service routers, application platforms and related services. In a comparable agreement with China Telecom, valued at approximately USD700 million, Alcatel-Lucent will supply its 3G CDMA/EV-DO networking equipment, application platforms, optical and IP transmission platforms, IP service routers and network maintenance services to support the rollout of the company’s 3G wireless broadband network.