Alcatel-Lucent today announced that it has been selected by Sichuan Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, to upgrade its WAP Gateway to an integrated WAP and Web Gateway system in Sichuan Province in the southwest of China. This is China Telecom’s first commercial rollout of the WAP & Web Gateway. The contract was secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company.
By deploying the WAP and Web Gateway solution, Sichuan Telecom will be able to build a compatible transportation hub of HTTP and WAP service to enable smooth mobile internet access without installing any terminal software for the mobile phone subscribers. Moreover, the WAP and Web Gateway will enable Sichuan Telecom to develop more diversified and personalized services, and in particular, the media-rich applications for its subscribers to enjoy the most exciting and satisfied Web-surfing experiences. Alcatel-Lucent deployed the WAP and Web Gateway as a complete and independent system in the operators’ network.
“China Telecom has been a long-term partner for Alcatel-Lucent in various areas. Sichuan Telecom’s selection of our WAP and Web Gateway solution further consolidates our leading position in the mobile Internet service area,” said Olivia Qiu, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in East Asia and of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. “Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is devoted to providing our customers with the most advanced and customized application services.”
Alcatel-Lucent provides an end-to-end suite of integrated IP supported products for fixed and mobile service providers to extend their service offerings into the Internet domain. Alcatel-Lucent facilitates the network transformation of service providers to meet their market needs and grow their service offerings to support rich and unified communication and Web 2.0.