and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) recently
installed Ecuador's first 4G LTE high-speed mobile broadband
networks. CNT is the national telecom provider in Ecuador.
This new high-speed ultra broadband connectivity will be
offered across Ecuador's major cities such as Guayaquil, Cuenca,
Machala and Loja. Apart from this, the new improved service will
also be provided to the important cities of Ecuador´s Pacific
Coast and Southern area without disrupting the existing 2G and 3G
This new network is expected to offer increased capacity of
high-speed mobile broadband to facilitate a range of services and
application over mobile devices having download speeds of about
100 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 40 Mbps. The
high speed will thus permit CNT to provide improved fixed, mobile
and convergent services, including high definition video
streaming to a wide range of customers across Ecuador.
The agreement comes after the successful trials of this duo in
Amazonas and Estadio areas of Quito, which were performed during
the first half of 2013.
With the help of Alcatel-Lucent's 4G technology, CNT intends
to provide improved network data capacity services to its
subscribers and hence expand its national coverage, including
bringing new services such as HD video, advanced online games,
telepresence, e-learning and public safety.
Alcatel-Lucent has been strategically forming alliance with a
number of telecom companies across the globe to provide
technology backup services for wireless broadband. Therefore,
Alcatel-Lucent has a strong leadership position in 4G LTE with
approximately 40 contracts for commercial installations. Last
week, Alcatel-Lucent and
) entered into a 4G LTE infrastructure contract. Per the
contract, Alcatel-Lucent will be the reference supplier of 4G LTE
network for Telefonica's network in Spain. This was
Alcatel-Lucent's largest 4G LTE contracts in Western Europe.
In Jul 2013, Alcatel-Lucent entered into an agreement with
Surfline Communications Ltd. and successfully deployed the first
commercial 4G LTE (long-term evolution) network in Ghana. The
collaboration of these companies was primarily targeted to
provide high-speed mobile broadband services to meet the demand
for fast wireless Internet access in West and Central Africa. In
Jun 2013, Alcatel-Lucent signed an agreement with Telenor Group
to provide high speed Internet services to Telenor's 2G, 3G and
4G customers across Europe and Asia.
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