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Alcatel-Lucent Wins Rural USA 3G Network Contract

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Alcatel Lucent says that it has won a WCDMA based 3G network contract from Minnesota based NewCore Wireless, a wholesale provider of wireless communications services. Alcatel Lucent also will provide a comprehensive suite of professional services in conjunction with this expansion contract, including installation, commissioning, program management, on site training, network rollout and integration.

"NewCore Wireless focuses on helping communications service providers in rural areas of the U.S. to overcome the technical and financial barriers to offering advanced wireless services to their customers, a market often overlooked by larger service providers," said Jim Jech, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NewCore.

"We are enabling NewCore Wireless to offer a hosted 3G wireless switching platform to the ICO's (independent communications operators) and CLECs (competitive local exchange carriers) that serve the people in sparsely populated, rural areas empowering these smaller service providers to build new wireless networks they could not afford previously," said Steve Marino, vice president of strategic wireless accounts for Alcatel-Lucent's North America region.

No financial details were provided.

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