Alcatel-Lucent is conducting a 4G LTE field trial in the city of Acapulco, Mexico to demonstrate the use and benefits of the mobile broadband access technology for ‘Red Compartida’, a new national wholesale ultra-broadband mobile network initiative in Mexico. The project is an initiative by the Mexican government in collaboration with its regulator, the IFT. Using the 700MHz APT spectrum, the trial intends to demonstrate the benefits of increased capacity brought about by 4G LTE. The trial which featured Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE express solution for connectivity and the latest Packet Microwave Radio solution for backhaul, showed speeds surpassing 120 Mbps for video streaming and other ultra-broadband mobile access services and applications .
According to Alcatel-Lucent, the initiative will give birth to a 4G LTE mobile broadband wholesale offering in what has been identified by the ITU as the Digital Dividend spectrum. Both existing services providers and licensed tenant operators, such as MVNOs, will be able to take advantage of the mobile broadband wholesale offering to deliver advanced mobile broadband services and applications to subscribers throughout Mexico, it added.