nTelos Wireless Picks Alcatel-Lucent for LTE Rollout

nTelos has selected Alcatel-Lucent for its 4G LTE network build-out in two East Coast states - West Virginia and parts of western Virginia, serving an additional 2.1 million people. The contract which is the third expansion provided by Alcatel-Lucent since nTelos Wireless launched its LTE network in 2013,supports Sprint’s 1900MHz, 800MHz and 2.5G spectrum.

  • According to Alcatel-Lucent, nTelos Wireless will be using its 4G LTE network gears including multi-technology Radio Access Network, Mobile Backhaul, and elements within its Evolved Packet Core (EPC). Alcatel-Lucent also will expand nTelos’ existing backhaul with its 7705 Service Aggregation Router and the EPC with the 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager.

 “Alcatel-Lucent and nTelos have enjoyed a long and productive relationship.  This agreement is significant because it will enable us to build the most robust network in our footprint and to deliver an improved user experience to our retail and wholesale customers.”

-        Bobby McAvoy, Senior Vice President, Wireless Engineering and Operations for nTelos   

“nTelos Wireless has established an enviable position as an industry leader in an extremely competitive market by delivering the level of service customers want at a reasonable price. Our solutions and considerable global deployment experience, backed by Bell Labs technology and innovations, will help nTelos deliver on its commitment to network build out, particularly as it supports the Sprint wholesale relationship.” 

-         Charles Marsh, Vice President of North America Sales, Alcatel-Lucent 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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