China Mobile Deploying Alcatel-Lucent's Small Cells Solution on TD-LTE Network
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) today announced that China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) is deploying Alcatel-Lucent's small cells solution in the world's largest TD-LTE network. The deployment follows the award of China's 4G license and the successful small cell trials in several high populated cities of China.
Co-created by Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile, the Metro Cell solution will enable China Mobile to meet the surging capacity demands for ultra-broadband access in urban areas across China in the most effective and economical way.
Small cells are a critical component of LTE ultra-broadband deployments as they enable operators to boost coverage and capacity in busy areas such as shopping malls, sports stadiums and high-traffic roads. By bringing the base station closer to the end user small cells assure exceptional mobile broadband including enriched multimedia services wherever consumers are located.
China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent co-created the lightRadio™ 9768 Metro Radio Outdoor (MRO), which was launched in February 2013 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
As part of the trial, Alcatel-Lucent completed