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October 24, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Updates its Mobile Backhaul Portfolio

Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert)  has announced the expansion of itsmobile backhaul portfolio. According to the company, this new update will address the problems related to offering mobile broadband services in crowded, urban environments.

In these environments, increasing demand from customers is creating a need for a quick introduction of small cells.

The mobile services market is big business. Mobile network operators must provide an excellent customer experience at the right price to grow market share in a highly competitive environment.

The transition to LTE (News - Alert) and small cells will help cater to the need to provide more ability and coverage into the mobile network. But both will have a major impact on the mobile backhaul network.

To provide the backhaul resources required to address large increases in bandwidth, the improvement to Alcatel-Lucent's mobile backhaul portfolio provides users with a consistent and inexpensive approach.

It also allows them to support the increasing demand for numerous wireless cell types and locations, the company has stated.

“The combination of our strengths in IP, optics, microwave, fixed access and wireless puts us in a relatively unique position amongst the other vendors in the market, and places us in an ideal position to address the mobile backhaul challenge with the introduction of small cell deployments,” said Philippe Keryer, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Networks Group. “Not only do we offer the most comprehensive set of backhaul options in the industry; we also bring unmatched solution integration experience to the table.”

Recently, Frost & Sullivan honored Alcatel-Lucent with the “Asia Pacific Optical Vendor of the Year” award. At its 2012 Asia Pacific ICT Awards ceremony, held in Singapore, the award was presented by Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert).

Alcatel-Lucent has been honored four times with this award in the past five years.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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