Lucent Technologies today announced it has been awarded more than $120 million worth of contracts to support China Unicom’s CDMA network expansion in Shandong, Hubei, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi.
Lucent will supply CDMA2000 1X equipment, including base stations and switches, which will increase voice capacity and enable China Unicom to deliver a variety of mobile high-speed data services such as video-on-demand, video streaming and high-speed Internet access to more subscribers.
China Unicom’s CDMA network currently provides service to more than 23 million subscribers. With the expansion projects, China Unicom will be able to exploit the advantages of CDMA2000 technology and lay a foundation for the upcoming third-generation (3G) network deployments in China.
Earlier this year, China Unicom awarded Lucent contracts for phase III of its CDMA2000 mobile network expansion.