Alcatel-Lucent Demos 4G LTE Access Technology for Wholesale Offering in Mexico on 700MHz APT Spectrum

Alcatel-Lucent Demos 4G LTE Access Technology for Wholesale Offering in Mexico on 700MHz APT Spectrum Image Credit: Alcatel-Lucent

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.

Thomas Bertrand, General Manager, Alcatel-Lucent Mexico
As a worldwide leader in 4G LTE ultra-broadband wireless access, as well as IP networking, Alcatel-Lucent is very proud to participate in this field trial for such a major national broadband infrastructure project here in Mexico, and one of the first PPP project of its kind in the world. Alcatel-Lucent has a long history in Mexico, characterized by its permanent support to any initiative aimed at developing better communications and Internet connectivity, today, as well as to deliver next generation services for the Mexican people.

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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