CDMA Deployment in Macau
Published on: 18th Oct 2005
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Lucent Technologies has completed the deployment of a CDMA2000 1X network for Macau Unicom a subsidiary of China Unicom based in Macau. As part of Macau Unicom's CDMA2000 1X network deployment Lucent supplied its Compact 4.0 base stations and mobile switching center (MSC). Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) provided network planning integration and installation services.
During the initial phases of the launch, Macau Unicom will focus on providing roaming services for China Unicom's subscribers, and will later introduce services for the local market. The network also will be used to provide voice and data services for the upcoming East Asia Games in Macau this month.
"We have already established a strategic partnership with China Unicom, and have been actively involved in China Unicom's CDMA projects in 10 provinces. The Macau Unicom network deployment represents a new frontier for China Unicom and a new market win for Lucent," said Norman Lam, senior executive vice president of sales and marketing, Lucent Technologies China. "In Guangdong, Lucent has been awarded contracts by Guangdong Unicom in nine business areas. This allows us to leverage our local capabilities and experience to provide an efficient and reliable CDMA2000 network deployment in Macau."
The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a small territory on the southern coast of China. It is 70 km southwest of Hong Kong and 145 km from Guangzhou. It was the oldest European colony in China, dating back to the 16th century. The Portuguese government transferred sovereignty over Macau to the People's Republic of China in 1999, and it is now run as a Special Administrative Region of the PRC."