CDMA Based 3G Network Deployed in Aruba
Published on: 16th Apr 2007
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Alcatel Lucent says that it has completed the deployment of a 3G network based on CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV DO technology covering the entire Caribbean island of Aruba.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent provided SETAR N.V. with its CDMA Modular Cell 4.0 base stations, as well as comprehensive maintenance services, including network engineering and deployment.
Roland Croes, Managing Director, SETAR N.V. commented "This modern telecommunications infrastructure will make Aruba an even more attractive destination for cruise ships, hotels and timeshare guests, and we will be able to introduce new innovative services with the deployment of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology."
According to Croes the response from Aruba citizens and tourists to the voice roaming service with large North American CDMA operators has been very positive.
"The deployment of CDMA combined with our GSM offering puts our company in a unique position in the Caribbean, as we are one of the first companies offering both technologies in the region," he noted."