Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade Russian CDMA Network

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Russian CDMA network has signed an agreement with Alcatel Lucent to upgrade its network to 3G CDMA2000 1x EVDO Revision B radio access network functionality. The EV DO Rev. B (Evolution Data Optimized Revision B) standard entirely based on IP will allow Sky Link to increase network capabilities without radio channel widening and will significantly increase data speed rates as from base station to subscriber up to 6.2 Mbit s and also from subscriber to base station up to 3.9 Mbit s.

As part of the agreement, Sky Link is also planning to upgrade the EV-DO network it is currently operating in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar.

"We have successfully been using Alcatel-Lucent's mobile network equipment in 10 licensed territories for years - covering amongst others our 3 largest and most important regions: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar. It is a priority for us to introduce EV-DO Rev.B first in these regions. Thanks to Alcatel-Lucent's network upgrade, we will be able to realize an increase in network capacity of at least 15% and provide our customers with mobile broadband access services that surpass the competitors offering in data speed and end-user experience," says Gulnara Khasyanova, ZAO Sky Link's general director.

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