Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile Agree Joint Research Deal

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile have announced that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to carry out joint research into future mobile networks. 

The companies say that they will be “establishing a framework to jointly explore” such technologies as Alcatel-Lucents lightRadio and China Mobiles Cloud-RAN. The companies will also be researching the evolution of core network structure on the basis of network virtualisation, as well as approaches that could acheive green ICT. 

Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, says: “This vital collaborative agreement will bring together two industry leaders, using joint research, to bring new breakthroughs to market at what we call the speed of ideas.”

Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of China Mobile adds: “Co-development with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs will benefit evolving our network technology to support the next generation of mobile-based applications, experiences, economies, and social networks.”