AT&T has named Alcatel-Lucent as one of two equipment suppliers for its planned deployment of LTE mob...
February 10, 2010
AT&T has named Alcatel-Lucent as one of two equipment suppliers for its planned deployment of LTE mobile broadband technology. Supplier selection paves the way for planned field trials of LTE technology later this year with commercial deployment scheduled to begin in 201, the company said.
Additionally, AT&T has designated Alcatel-Lucent one of two LTE suppliers for its new Radio Access Network Domain.
The multi-year agreement covers radio access network equipment needed to deliver LTE service. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
Alcatel-Lucent currently provides equipment for the existing AT&T 3G network. Under the agreement, 3G equipment delivered to AT&T starting this year can evolve to LTE, enabling AT&T to upgrade existing equipment and software minimizing the need to install new equipment as it deploys next-generation technology.