Leading telecom provider
) announced that it has been awarded a contract from
) for providing its ultra-broadband TDD-LTE (Time-Division Duplex
Long-Term Evolution) mobile access network. The company will use
the 2.5GHz spectrum that it acquired recently in the U.S.
The scope of the contract entails Alcatel-Lucent to provide
its LTE solution, which comprises lightRadio Radio Access Network
(RAN) with antennas and cabling. The company will also be
responsible for providing integrated services for radio frequency
(RF) design, system integration and optimization along with the
acquisition and construction of site. Alcatel-Lucent will be
using its 4G LTE network to deploy these solutions.
Sprint intends to provide its customers in the U.S. with
enhanced gaming and high-definition video streaming experience
with this mobile access network. Last month, China Mobile had
also contracted Alcatel-Lucent for its TDD LTE solution. However,
Sprint will be the first firm to deploy the technology on a
nationwide scale in North America.
This contract is in line with Alcatel-Lucent's 'The Shift
Plan' that was formulated to transform the company from being a
telecom generalist to a specialist in IP networking and
Ulltra-Broadband services. The company's 4G LTE service is a
primary component of this plan.
The existing services provided by Alcatel-Lucent include
lightRadio LTE, small cells and Wi-Fi for mobile service
providers, GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) EPON and VDSL2
vectoring for fixed networks, and Motive Customer Experience
Management solutions to enhance customer engagement.
Alcatel-Lucent currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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