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Alcatel-Lucent Wins French LTE Trial Contract

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Alcatel Lucent has announced that France's Bouygues Telecom has selected its LTE platform for a trial of mobile broadband services. This trial is intended to evaluate the performance of LTE services in the 1800 MHz spectrum band.

Alcatel-Lucent 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.

"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. "For this trial we are leveraging a wealth of expertise acquired from our experience in the Americas, Asia Pacific and other parts of Europe. This project is also another milestone in our history with our valued customer and demonstrates our capacity to deliver and implement innovative solutions in France."

For the deployment 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.

With this new project Alcatel-Lucent has secured 19 customer trials to date.

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