Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica announce 4G mobile broadband program in Spain

On Wednesday, equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent (Paris, France) and telecom operator Telefónica (Madrid, Spain) announced an initiative to deliver 4G mobile broadband services in Europe with the deployment of LTE technology that will enable the launch of the first 4G wireless network in Spain.

The 4G pre-commercial pilot networks in Madrid and Barcelona – based on LTE mobile broadband technology - will enable Telefonica to test different applications and services that can take advantage 4G LTE technologies, according to the company. The project will also allow Telefonica the opportunity to explore the overall performance and cost advantages of the technology.

For this project Alcatel-Lucent will provide Telefonica with LTE base stations (eNodeBs), all-IP wireless Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and subscriber data management capabilities based on our IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) portfolio, according to Telefonica.  Alcatel-Lucent also will build, operate and maintain the network on Telefonica’s behalf, according to the telecom operator

Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio product family will also be used in the pilot program.  The lightradio product family aims to reduce operating costs, technical complexity and power consumption in mobile broadband networks. Designed to meet the long-term needs of mobile operators seeking to ensure their networks can handle increasing traffic loads, lightRadio radically shrinks and simplifies today’s base stations, according to the equipment vendor.

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