Paris, July 2, 2009 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)today announced that it has been selected by Shanxi Mobile, a subsidiary of China Mobile, to upgrade 90% of its home location register* (HLR) network in Shanxi Province, northwest of China. The contract was secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company. The upgraded network will be in commercial operation by end of June 2009.
“Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading solution is enabling us to build a higher-speed, more reliable and more secure network to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of our subscribers,” commented Gao Buwen, general manager of ShanXi Mobile.
“Alcatel-Lucent has been a long-term partner for China Mobile and its subsidiaries, like Shanxi Mobile in various areas,” said Olivia Qiu, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in East Asia. “Shanxi Mobile’s selection of our solution further confirms Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in the SDM market in China, and consolidates our position in Shanxi’s 3G market.”
Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 8650 subscriber data management (SDM) solution enabling Shanxi Mobile to build a 3G-ready network and fulfill the increasing needs of next generation communications. Alcatel-Lucent’s SDM applications are deployed globally in over 200 networks to support more than 775 million subscribers.
* The home location register (HLR) is a central database that contains details of each mobile phone subscriber that is authorized to use the mobile network.
About Alcatel-Lucent’s SDM portfolio
Alcatel-Lucent’s SDM portfolio enables the federated management of subscriber data (subscription, authentication, mobility, etc.): HLR for GSM/UMTS, HLR for CDMA (#1position), HSS for IMS, AAA server for UMA, WiMAX or DSL access (with associated SDM functions), DataGrid for data consolidation & virtualization (virtual centralized subscriber database providing a single access point to all subscriber data) and a Directory Server for application data including subscriber personalization and privacy preferences and identities.
About China Mobile
As the leading mobile telecommunication operator in China, China Mobile provides mobile voice and data services as well as other related services in all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in mainland China, in addition, it is one of the major mobile telecommunication operators in Hong Kong. As of March 31, 2009, the number of users reached approximately 477 million, ranking number one in the world.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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