Alcatel-Lucent clicked a major break through on the 3G front as the firm bagged a multi-million dollar three year deal from Canada’s Globalive Wireless to set-up a 3G enabled network for the operator which will be LTE ready.
Globalive had acquired 3G licence for Canadian $ 442 million.
As per the deal, Alcatel-Lucent will provide the Canadian operator with LTE-ready 3G radio access network offering based on its multi-standard radio access solution - including radio network controllers, node Bs (base stations) and a flexible wireless network management system. The vendor will also provide professional services such as site acquisition and construction, radio frequency network design and optimization as well as overall network planning and design.
For mobile backhaul solution, ALU will deploy its IP service routers, service aggregation routers and microwave packet radios, which will support the highly reliable, secure and cost-effective transport of 3G traffic promising to give Globalive the ability to smoothly transition to LTE to address evolving market demands.
“Our commitment is to provide Canadian consumers with unmatched value. For that we need future-ready technology that enables the delivery of high-capacity, cost-effective IP-based services,” said Ken Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Globalive Wireless. “We look to the experience, expertise and forward-thinking technology of Alcatel-Lucent to support our commitment to building an advanced, high-speed mobile network that will support economic development and jobs creation throughout Canada.”
“Alcatel-Lucent has a proven track record for delivering high-speed wireless networks in Canada and globally. Our new 3G mobile networking solutions provide the innovation, operational excellence and cost efficiency Globalive needs to quickly build out its network and offer Canadians innovative mobile services,” said Alex Giosa, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in Canada. “This contract highlights Globalive’s confidence in our comprehensive solutions and local support capabilities.”