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Alcatel-Lucent Wins Billion Dollar Contract from China Mobile

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Alcatel Lucent says that it has won a contract worth EUR750 million (USD1 billion) from China Mobile to upgrade the mobile network for an all IP ultra broadband network paving the way for future network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud based services.

Alcatel-Lucent said that the latest contract makes it a key provider of technology ranging from IP networking to ultra-broadband access.

Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: "This is a significant achievement of Alcatel-Lucent and essentially makes us a key technology provider in virtually every aspect of China Mobile's growing mobile ultra-broadband network."

Last year Alcatel-Lucent picked up contracts from China Mobile for its TD-LTE rollout, which it said equated to around 25,000 base stations and an unspecified quantity of small cells.

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