Alca-Lu and China Mobile make first call over TD-LTE trial network in Shanghai

12 May 2011

Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) and China Mobile have announced the successful completion of the first call over a trial TD-LTE network, deployed in the city of Shanghai. Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end 4G LTE solution is part of the large-scale TD-LTE trial designed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile, covering six cities, to commercially showcase the advantages of TD-LTE technology. The 4G network has been deployed in the central business and education/technology districts of Shanghai, including the high tech park of Zhangjiang and the financial district of Lujiazui, which China Mobile and the Shanghai Government want to make a leading demonstration zone of TD-LTE technology. The successful completion of this first call is a major milestone in realising this goal.

‘We are excited to be able to collaborate with China Mobile and demonstrate our leadership in TD-LTE on this important trial network. The first call takes us a step closer in delivering a high-quality network that will provide faster wireless services and applications to the people of Shanghai,’ said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent ‘s activities for Asia-Pacific.