Alcatel-Lucent snags NFV, SDN deals with China Mobile, China Unicom

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) scored deals with China Mobile and China Unicom that will have it delivering mobile and fixed ultra-broadband access, IP routing, agile optical networking and network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities, along with Nuage Networks' software defined networking (SDN) technologies and more.

The technology deployment will support China Mobile and China Unicom in meeting commitments to the Broadband China initiative that aims to see full broadband coverage across the nation's rural and urban areas by 2020.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide technologies that include 4G TD-LTE and LTE FDD mobile ultra-broadband access, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and NFV cloud technologies. Release