Alcatel-Lucent Awarded TDD-LTE Contract by Sprint for 2.5GHz 4G LTE Expansion in US
Sprint's choice of TDD LTE for this network expansion will be the first use of the technology in a national deployment in North America. TDD LTE's capabilities will allow Sprint to deliver immense capacity to its customers in the United States in support of next-generation services and applications, such as gaming and high-definition video streaming.
Sprint's selection of Alcatel-Lucent follows the announcement last month of China Mobile choosing Alcatel-Lucent's TDD LTE solution, demonstrating the technology's growing momentum and Alcatel-Lucent's increasing footprint in LTE overall.
Sprint is deploying Alcatel-Lucent's LTE solution, which includes its:
lightRadio Radio Access Network (RAN)
antennas and cabling
a complete set of professional services such as radio frequency (RF) design, system integration and optimization, site acquisition and construction.
4G LTE is a key element of The Shift Plan, Alcatel-Lucent's industrial strategy to become a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access.
Bob Azzi, Senior