PARIS, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the deployment of its small cell solutions in the Verizon Wireless network. The Alcatel-Lucent small cells are being deployed in indoor and outdoor locations to help ensure subscribers have the LTE coverage and capacity they demand at popular outdoor venues and in dense metropolitan areas.
Small cells are a critical component of LTE ultra-broadband deployments as they enable operators to boost coverage and capacity in busy areas such as shopping malls, sports stadiums and high-traffic areas. By bringing the connection closer to the end user, small cells assure an exceptional mobile ultra-broadband experience including enriched multimedia services wherever consumers are located.
Verizon Wireless' deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's small cells solution is a primary example of an industry transformation in network architecture that will include large scale integration of small cells as part of a heterogeneous network (Hetnet).
- Verizon Wireless is deploying small cells to enhance localized capacity and coverage, such as in a business district or stadiums where traffic can be highly concentrated.
- Alcatel-Lucent is supplying Verizon Wireless the lightRadio™ 9764 Metro Cell Outdoor (MCO) and the 9768 Metro Radio Outdoor (MRO) products as well as its 5620 SAM (Service Aware Manager) that provides end-to-end network and service management across all domains.
- Alcatel-Lucent's small cell portfolio has over 65 commercial contracts, in more than 45 countries, with over 20 ongoing trials.
- This selection of Alcatel-Lucent reinforces their leadership as a specialist in IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access, and underscores the company's capabilities in advanced networking and access technologies.
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