Bouygues Telecom reportedly
has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s
end-to-end Long Term Evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) 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.
In a release, Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) officials said the company will serve as the sole supplier and network integrator for Bouygues Telecom’s field trials program, which is scheduled to begin in 2010 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.
“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, in the release.
Barnabé said that for this trial the company is leveraging a wealth of expertise acquired from the experience in the Americas, Asia Pacific and other parts of Europe.
He said the project is also another milestone in the history with the valued customer and demonstrates the company’s capacity to deliver and implement innovative solutions in France.
Alcatel-Lucent will supply its end-to-end LTE solution, which comprises base stations (eNodeBs), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and its associated management system.
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.
TMCnet in November reported
that Singapore Telecommunications Limited, or “SingTel (News - Alert),” a communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV, had selected Alcatel-Lucent as one of the vendors for its Long Term Evolution, or LTE , trial, which will begin in the first half 2010.
The trial is expected to jump-start deployment of 4G LTE networks for the SingTel Group, Asia’s leading telecommunications operator with a regional mobile-user base of more than 273 million.
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Edited by Patrick Barnard