Alca-Lu forges Datang Mobile TD-SCDMA deal

Alcatel-Lucent flagship company in China, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, and Datang Mobile have signed a deal to facilitate the widespread commercial deployment of TD-SCDMA systems in China and overseas.

The memorandum calls for Alcatel Shanghai Bell and Datang Mobile to form a joint team responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy to create the resources and manufacturing infrastructure required to meet future demand for TD-SCDMA technology in China and the rest of the world, through developing standard manufacturing, quality controls and testing procedures.

As part of that effort, the two companies will share documents on manufacturing, testing and quality control.

Based on the timetable developed by the team, Datang and Alcatel Shanghai Bell will work together to reduce time-to-market for TD-SCDMA by leveraging existing technology, streamlining the business review processes and identify responsibilities of each party.

Under the deal, Alcatel Shanghai Bell and Datang Mobile will consider additional cooperative agreements on TD-SCDMA product manufacturing and marketing activities.

In China, Datang Mobile will designate Alcatel Shanghai Bell as its privileged partner for TD-SCDMA market cooperation and the two parties plan to jointly bid on key projects.