Alcatel-Lucent to Rollout LTE Network in Oklahoma and Kansas
Published on: 13th Aug 2014
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Alcatel Lucent says that it is to deploy a complete 4G LTE overlay network in the Midwestern U.S. states of Oklahoma and Kansas to enable Pioneer Cellular, an affiliate of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, to offer broadband mobile access to its customers.
The demand for mobile broadband by those in rural areas are no different than those of urban counterparts, however, scaling networks for rural areas has been a challenge.
With Alcatel-Lucent's support, Pioneer will offer LTE based mobile service to
its entire customer base covering 47 counties in Oklahoma and 14 counties in
The initial 25 sites to be deployed will be completed by the end of 2014, with an eventual plan to cover all of Pioneer's network.
Alcatel-Lucent is providing Pioneer Cellular with an end-to-end 4G LTE overlay solution including LTE Radio Access Network, IP Mobile Packet Core (MME, SGW/PGW, PCRF), Subscriber Data Manager, IP Mobile Backhaul (7705 SAR) and associated deployment and integration services
Financial terms were not disclosed.