Alcatel-Lucent to work with Chinese carrier on TD-SCDMA

Alcatel-Lucent's Chinese affiliate and China 's Datang Mobile will provide a mobile phone standard used in a trial by portable phone company provider China Mobile, an Associated Press report said.

The Associated Press report said Datang and Alcatel Shanghai Bell, the Chinese affiliate of Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent, will provide TD-SCDMA systems for China Mobile in Shanghai and Guangzhou in its trial network expansion.

The TD-SCDMA technology allows for voice and high-speed data services like Internet access, video streaming and remote access to software applications, Alcatel-Lucent said in a statement.

Chinese carriers reportedly have been reluctant to use the Chinese system, TD-SCDMA, saying it does not work as well as two foreign systems known as W-CDMA and cdma2000.

Financial terms of the accord were not provided, the report added.