Alcatel-Lucent said it expects rapid growth in its business in China through opportunities brought by the fourth-generation, or 4G, mobile network.
A 4G mobile network aims to provide a wide range of data rates up to ultra-broadband (gigabit-speed) which will give full internet access to mobile as well as stationary users. It is an ITU specification that is currently being developed – there may be slight variations – for broadband mobile capabilities. Think of it as 3G on steroids.
Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent’s CEO, said in Beijing, "The world is coming to mobile broadband in 4G network. The user demand is shifting from voice and data to video."
China.org.cn reports Alcatel-Lucent on Thursday signed agreements valued at US$1.65 billion with China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom to help them upgrade networks and provide related services.