Alcatel-Lucent has announced that China Telecom, through its subsidiary Shanghai Telecom, has successfully tested its multicarrier EV-DO solution, based on the Rev. B standard. The solution, which is now installed, will enable Shanghai Telecom to boost its network speed by up to three times and offer increasingly sophisticated 3G services.
Alcatel-Lucent is the sole equipment provider for China Telecom’s first multicarrier EV-DO demo, launched in Shanghai Telecom’s InfoSpace demonstration centre. The demo showcases a 3G network environment with a download rate up to 9.3Mbps and lower latencies on the application layer, which will greatly improve end-users’ experience when subscribing to bandwidth-consuming mobile services such as VoIP, video telephony and multimedia. Leveraging CDMA’s upgrade advantages, Shanghai Telecom launched China’s first CDMA EV-DO commercial network in March and completed CDMA coverage of Shanghai’s rural and urban areas three months later. Alcatel-Lucent has provided all of Shanghai Telecom’s CDMA networks, except for Chongming island. Furthermore, Alcatel-Lucent is going to launch a field trial of multicarrier EV-DO with China Telecom in Q4 this year, to help the carrier provide high-quality 3G services during the World Expo.