Alcatel-Lucent to provide Telefonica with a complete, end-to-end 4G LTE offering
Alcatel-Lucent, a provider of mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies has partnered with Telefonica, a provider of broadband and telecommunications to introduce superfast 4G mobile broadband services in Spain.
The 4G pre-commercial pilot network is based on LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile broadband technology which enables Telefonica to test different applications and services.
The deployment of LTE technology in the new 4G services will enable the launch of the 4G wireless network in Spain.
Alcatel-Lucent president Stephen Carter said this project represent an important step forward in Telefonica’s plans to help lead the transition to 4G in Europe, and offer mobile broadband experience to the people of Spain.
"It also opens a new chapter in our relationship with Telefonica, as we join them as a partner on their journey to the next generation of wireless communications," Carter said.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide Telefonica with a complete, end-to-end 4G LTE offering which include LTE base stations (eNodeBs), all-IP wireless Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and subscriber data management capabilities based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) portfolio.
Alcatel-Lucent will also help Telefonica in building, operating and maintaining the network.
Alcatel-Lucent offers Telefonica the support of the ng Connect Program, a global initiative that brings together device, application, network and content companies to accelerate the availability of next generation services and applications.
Through the ng Connect program, mobile operators benefit from open innovation, pre-integrated offerings, reduced time to market with 4G LTE-enabled services, and the ability to drive new and non-traditional business models and realise the next generation connected user experience, said the company.