Alcatel-Lucent has signed comprehensive framework agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom.
According to the agreements, Alcatel-Lucent will support the transformation of the two carriers and help them build faster and more cost-effective nationwide mobile and fixed broadband networks.
The annual agreement signed between Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile is valued at CNY4.53 billion, which is about EUR656 million; and the one signed with China Unicom is valued at CNY3.59 billion, which is about EUR520 million. Basing on the agreements, Alcatel-Lucent will provide them with mobile and fixed super broadband access, IP router, and Agile Optical Networking solutions. The company will also offer NFV and SDN technologies.
With the deployment of those technologies and solutions, China Mobile and China Unicom can better promote the "Broadband China" strategy. According to planning, the "Broadband China" strategy will realize full broadband coverage in Chinese towns and villages.
By signing the framework agreements with China's two major telecom carriers, Alcatel-Lucent has become an important technical supplier during the implementation of "Broadband China" strategy.