Alcatel-Lucent wins order from Chinese operators

18th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

BEIJING, May 18, 2007 (AFP) - French-US telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent has signed deals worth 460 million dollars with two major Chinese mobile operators, state media said Friday.

BEIJING, May 18, 2007 (AFP) - French-US telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent has signed deals worth 460 million dollars with two major Chinese mobile operators, state media said Friday.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide China Mobile, the country's largest handset operator, with radio and core network equipment, customised solutions and services for 340 million dollars, the Beijing Times reported.

The company has also inked a 120-million-dollar agreement with China Unicom to support the latter's broader mobile network expansion in the mainland as well as in Macau, the Beijing Times added.

Published statistics showed that China Mobile and China Unicom this year have budgets totalling 125.8 billion yuan (16.4 billion dollars), the newspaper said.

Other telecommunication equipment vendors, including domestic firms Datang and ZTE and Sweden's Ericsson, have won orders topping 20 billion yuan in the two operators' previous online bidding, it added.


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