Alcatel-Lucent Wins US CDMA Upgrade Contract

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Alcatel Lucent has been awarded a contract to upgrade the US based CDMA operator NTELOS's wireless network. The three year agreement with nTelos is worth up to $88.2 million in equipment services and software. The network upgrade includes the deployment of CDMA2000 1xEV DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology in nTelos markets in Virginia West Virginia Kentucky Ohio and North Carolina.

Alcatel-Lucent will become the exclusive provider of new CDMA technology throughout the nTelos service area.

"We have decided to upgrade our networks using Alcatel-Lucent CDMA technology based on their proven ability to deliver a 3G solution that will transform our network to a next-generation system, bringing the benefits of new, advanced services to our customers and improving our operations," said Bobby McAvoy, vice president of Wireless Engineering and Operations at nTelos. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its industry leading IP/MPLS solution, which includes the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, to deploy an IP routing and IP RAN backhaul solution. Built on a single unified IP infrastructure, Alcatel-Lucent's IP-based solution is designed to support multiple types of services with superior scale, hierarchical quality of service and availability, which are critical for ensuring subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) for multimedia applications. Alcatel-Lucent will provide installation, engineering, training and technical support."

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