Alcatel-Lucent wins €643m deal from China Mobile

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone service provider, signed a (US$1 billion) deal to buy a range of wireless networking and 3G equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.

According to an IDG News report, the deal continues a long running relationship between the two companies and puts Alcatel-Lucent at the forefront of delivering 3G mobile technology developed around China's home grown wireless standard, TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access).

Alcatel-Lucent's China-subsidiary, Alcatel Shanghai Bell won the deal, which also includes mobile core network equipment, transmission and IP routers and related services.

China's TD-SCDMA networks will be on display at the Summer Olympic Games this year, which open in Beijing this August.