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China Telecom deploys Alcatel-Lucent CDMA Push-to-Talk service

China Telecom's 3G subscribers to have voice, data and PTT services in one handset.

Alcatel-Lucent has deployed its CDMA High Performance Push-To-Talk (PTT) service for China Telecom, which is a new service in China, to target vertical and enterprise customers.

The Alcatel-Lucent's CDMA HP-PTT end-to-end offering will provide China Telecom's 3G customers with voice interaction across geographically dispersed groups of workers to meet their productivity needs, without the costs and delays associated with traditional circuit-switched voice services.

The company said that the HP-PTT service allows one-to-one (private) and one-to-many (group) calls to be established across the wireless service coverage area at the push of a single button.

Thus, allowing China Telecom's 3G subscribers to have reliable voice, data and PTT services all in one handset.

In addition, Alcatel-Lucent's offering meets quality of service (QoS) requirements associated to the use of the voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies for PTT systems, which will allow China Telecom to extend its experience in providing 3G and next generation IP based services.

Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai bell president Romano Valussi said that the Alcatel-Lucent's advanced offering and enriched network management experience will help China Telecom provide more flexible, value-added services to the strategic vertical and enterprise markets.