CDMA2000 1X Network Launched in Mexico
Published on: 23rd Jan 2003
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Mexico's Grupo Iusacell has announced the commercial launch of the country's first CDMA2000 1X voice and high speed data network using equipment software and services from Lucent Technologies.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to provide our customers with the first major high-speed wireless data service in Mexico," said Carlos Espinal, CEO of Iusacell. "The new 3G CDMA2000 network launched today will enable us to efficiently increase our voice capacity and introduce compelling new services to our high-value customers."
Lucent upgraded Iusacell's existing Lucent-supplied base stations with CDMA2000 1X channel cards and software, and also provided software upgrades for Iusacell's mobile switching centers to enable these advanced services. Lucent also supplied its NavisRadius 4.0 AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) server software to manage secure network access and usage. Lucent Worldwide Services performed installation and integration services for the CDMA2000 1X network.
"We are proud to work with Iusacell as they remain at the forefront of mobile communications in Mexico by launching this 3G network," said Victor Agnellini, vice president of mobility sales, Lucent Technologies Latin America. "While providing Iusacell with significant investment protection by taking advantage of its existing infrastructure and radio frequency spectrum at 850 MHz, our 3G CDMA2000 solutions allow Iusacell to deliver high-speed data capabilities to businesses and consumers."