China Telecom Teamed Up with Alcatel-Lucent to organize first CDMA Push-to-Talk service in China

Providing 3G voice value-added services to vertical and enterprise markets.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it
has successfully deployed its CDMA High Performance Push-To-Talk (PTT)
service for China Telecom. This new service, a first in China, will
target vertical and enterprise customers and will be commercialized
across the country by the end of August. The commercial contract was
secured by Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell the flagship company of
Alcatel-Lucent in China which previously deployed China Telecom’s CDMA
EVDO-based solution.

Alcatel-Lucent’s CDMA HP-PTT end-to-end solution will provide China
Telecom’s 3G customers with immediate voice interaction across
geographically dispersed groups of workers to meet their productivity
needs, without the costs and delays associated with traditional
circuit-switched voice services. HP-PTT service allows one-to-one
(private) and one-to-many (group) calls to be established across the
wireless service coverage area at the push of a single button. China
Telecom’s 3G subscribers will thus be able to enjoy convenient and
reliable voice, data and PTT services all in one handset.

Alcatel-Lucent provided its high-capacity, high-performance CDMA
end-to-end solution including systems for registration management, group
management, data management, new lease line application, and network
management. Alcatel-Lucent also provided professional integration and
system development services to integrate such services as radio access
network (RAN) and Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN) deployed by various
suppliers on many sorts of handsets. Alcatel-Lucent acted as project
leader to provide a customized solution and manage and coordinate all
relevant vendors in the process.

As a breakthrough voice service on China Telecom’s CDMA network, the new
High Performance Push-to-Talk service, will greatly stimulate China
Telecom’s mobile business and revenue,

Alcatel-Lucent’s solution fully meets stringent quality of service (QoS)
requirements associated to the use of the voice-over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) technologies for PTT systems which will enable China Telecom to
extend its experience in providing high quality 3G and next generation
IP based services.

“The project further enhances our long-term partnership with China
Telecom and confirms Alcatel-Lucent’s leading position in the CDMA
market in China,” said Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent
Shanghai Bell. “Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced solution and enriched network
management experience will help China Telecom provide more flexible,
value-added services to the strategic vertical and enterprise markets.”

Alcatel-Lucent is a world leader in the CDMA market worldwide and
continues to innovate in the CDMA/EVDO to keep operators competitive
during the evolution to 4G. Alcatel-Lucent has more experience than any
other telecom player in integrating and re-architecting networks.
According to industry analyst firm Dell’Oro*, Alcatel-Lucent leads in
terms of worldwide CDMA revenues with a market share of more than 40 %
(2Q’10). Alcatel-Lucent has more than 70 CDMA customers in 40 countries –
and supports five of the top six global CDMA operators.



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