Alcatel recently announced that China Mobile has chosen Alcatel's Colorlock single mode optical fiber for the construction of part of their national backbone network.

Alcatel will supply approximately 60,000 kilometers of Colorlock fiber for a backbone connecting the cities of Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai in China's Shandong Province. The backbone will help China Mobile more effectively meet demand, as the mobile subscription rate in Shandong continues its rapid rise.

Alcatel's Colorlock fiber, fully compliant with the ITU's G.652 standard, has been optimized for long-haul and metropolitan applications. The fiber is named for Alcatel's Colorlock process, which ensures excellent coated geometry, mechanical performance, strength, reliability and color permanence. In addition, with Alcatel's fiber coating system, Colorlock fiber is highly resistant to environmentally induced transmission loss and has excellent micro-bending and aging performance.

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