Alcatel-Lucent successfully makes first 4G LTE calls with Telefónica in Latin America
Date: Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:27
The first services were delivered in Telefónica’s labs, using Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end LTE solution, including base stations, transmission equipment, Evolved Packet Core (EPC), as well as professional design & integration services – in combination with devices from LG Electronics.
In a second phase when the field tests will start, the 700 MHz and 2,6 GHz frequencies will be used to assess LTE’s performance in terms of coverage and capacity - offering a new user experience and supporting the delivery of new mobile multimedia applications, such as high-definition video streaming, mobile gaming, high-speed file transfers and video conferencing.
“LTE deployments bring a user experience and quality of service far superior to the current 3G/3.5G networks,” says Ken Wirth, president of LTE/4G Solutions for Alcatel-Lucent. “In addition, theyaccommodate lower costs of ownership thanks to LTE’s advanced quality of service (QoS) and technical features such as self-organising networks (SON) that will be analyzed by Telefónica as well.”
About Alcatel-Lucent and LTE
With 40 LTE customer trials secured to date, Alcatel-Lucent is a worldwide leader in LTE. The company is actively engaged in the majority of LTE projects being pursued by tier 1 operators around the globe. To help operators realize their potential, Alcatel-Lucent is offering a unique, pre-integrated, end-to-end LTE solution and a full set of associated professional services. Alcatel-Lucent’s network architecture is based on Alcatel-Lucent unique converged radio access network (RAN) strategy allowing scaling of W-CDMA networks and smooth evolution to LTE.The company also founded the ng Connect Program, a global initiative to drive the development of an open and diverse ecosystem of LTE device manufacturers, content providers and application partners. Through the ng Connect program and with Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution, wireless broadband operators benefit from open innovation, pre-integrated solutions, reduce time to market with LTE-enabled services, and the ability to drive new and non-traditional business models.