Alcatel-Lucent supports Telefónica’s commercial femtocell deployment in Spain
Date: Mon, 03/07/2011 - 14:03
Alcatel-Lucent announced it has been selected by Telefónica for its commercial, Femto-based small cells deployment in Spain - extending 3G coverage in indoor locations and high-traffic public areas, and targeting a better user experience for Telefónica’s residential and business subscribers.
This deployment will ensure that Telefónica’s customers have high-quality wireless network access, even in circumstances where meeting mobile service demand can be a challenge. As such, it will demonstrate that Femto-based small cells are the right and complementary solution to classical wireless infrastructure deployments to offer mobile broadband services.
The use of Femto-based small cells will also enable new converged services at home, and open the door to a new range of applications in the future in public areas - based on the use of enablers like location, presence or context-awareness.
“We work closely with our customers to design new network and business models and are committed to help them deliver quality services to their subscribers, indoor and outdoor. This deployment with Telefónica in Spain illustrates our leadership in the small cells space and will enable us to show the flexibility of femtocells to deliver innovative applications,” said Federico Guillén, Alcatel-Lucent’s global account leader for Telefónica.