Alcatel-Lucent selected by Bouygues Telecom for a trial of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology
Date: Fri, 02/05/2010 - 14:35
Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution for a trial of mobile broadband services ; this trial is intended to evaluate the performance of LTE services in the 1800 MHz spectrum band
Alcatel-Lucent will serve as the sole supplier and network integrator for Bouygues Telecom’s field trials program which is scheduled to begin this year at a number of sites in the western part of France. The LTE trials program will enable Bouygues Telecom to evaluate opportunities to introduce a variety of new multimedia applications and services.
With this new project Alcatel-Lucent has secured 19 customer trials to date, highlighting the company’s leadership in the LTE market.
“This trial is another major step in the adoption of LTE technology in Europe, and more specifically in France,” said Pierre Barnabé, Head of Alcatel-Lucent in France. “For this trial we are leveraging a wealth of expertise acquired from our experience in the Americas, Asia Pacific and other parts of Europe. This project is also another milestone in our history with our valued customer and demonstrates our capacity to deliver and implement innovative solutions in France.”
For the deployment Alcatel-Lucent will supply its end-to-end LTE solution, which comprises base stations (eNodeBs), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and its associated management system. It is a key element of Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage Network™ architecture, which is designed to ensure that service providers can support a wide array of services at the lowest possible cost per bit while ensuring an exceptional quality of experience for their subscribers. Alcatel-Lucent also will provide Bouygues Telecom with a full range of professional services including project management and planning, as well as installation, commissioning, integration and test plan execution services.