Nokia has been selected by Cleco to replace a legacy hybrid radio equipment with its Wavence microwave packet radio portfolio.
Cleco is a utility company headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana that serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.
The new network is based on Nokia's microwave packet radio technology and its new Microwave Packet Transceiver Plus (MPT-HLC Plus), designed to deliver the reliability and performance needed to support Cleco's expanding capacity needs, while providing the scalability and flexibility to enable it to introduce new services in the future.
Nokia was selected to provide the backhaul of Cleco's digital mobile radio system that is critical to the safety of its customers and more than 1,300 employees. By moving to an all packet-based architecture, Cleco is also able to increase its operational efficiency.