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Lucent’s base station router designed to reduce cost of building 3G data networks

Lucent Technologies today unveiled the Lucent Base Station Router (BSR), a Bell Labs product that it says integrate...


February 14, 2006  


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Lucent Technologies today unveiled the Lucent Base Station Router (BSR), a Bell Labs product that it says integrates key components of third-generation (3G) mobile networks into a single network element, thus “flattening” what is typically a more complex architecture.

By combining a base station, radio network controller and core network router functionalities into one system, the Lucent BSR can simplify and reduce the cost of operating IP-based mobile networks, cut the cost of upgrading 3G networks — including HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and CDMA2000 (Code Division Multiple Access) — to support high speed data services.

According to Lucent it is designed with data-intensive IP services in mind and forms the core of a network architecture that can support next-generation converged services such as voice over IP, broadcast/multicast and wireless broadband services.