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Alcatel-Lucent to supply ultra-broadband access technology for China Telecom's LTE network

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SHANGHAI, CHINA & PARIS, FRANCE: Alcatel-Lucent announced that its innovative LTE solution has been selected by China Telecom for the operator's nationwide trial of high-speed mobile broadband. China Telecom has chosen Alcatel-Lucent as one of the top three suppliers for its network infrastructure operating in both the LTE TDD and FDD modes.

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The Chinese market is now the world's largest for subscribers, mobile data services and smartphones, and is increasing at a rate of more than 50 percent each year. China Telecom currently has more than 181 million mobile customers throughout the country.

China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) as a key piece of its new nationwide ultra-broadband mobile access network. Alcatel-Lucent will provide 9,892 base stations as one of the top three suppliers for China Telecom's deployment of LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD technologies in 12 provinces in China.

China Telecom has more than 181 million subscribers, and is deploying its LTE network to help meet the ever-increasing demand for high speed mobile Internet in the world's largest smartphone market. The announcement with China Telecom comes on the heels of two major LTE-TDD announcements with China Mobile and Sprint, reinforcing Alcatel-Lucent's leadership in LTE.

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