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Alcatel-Lucent Awarded TDD-LTE Contract by Sprint for 2.5GHz 4G LTE Expansion in US

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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has been selected by Sprint (NYSE: S) for its new ultra-broadband TDD-LTE mobile access network, making use of newly-acquired 2.5GHz spectrum in the U.S.

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.

Key facts:

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.
Quotes:

Bob Azzi, Senior

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