Next-generation mobile broadband deployment will include Alcatel-Lucent’s breakthrough lightRadio™ solution as part of its package of LTE technologies
Paris, February 2, 2012 — America Movil, the leading wireless services provider in Latin America, has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to provide infrastructure for its LTE/4G network rollout in Latin America.
The deployment will commence with America Movil’s operator Claro commercially launching high-speed mobile broadband services to subscribers in Puerto Rico in the coming weeks. Claro’s service offering will use Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE solution, including its breakthrough lightRadio™ portfolio of products.
“Claro Puerto Rico continues to lead the market with the most advanced technology on the island’s most powerful network,” said Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, President of America Movil’s operations in Puerto Rico. “With speeds as high as 100 megabits per second, our subscribers will enjoy the most advanced wireless broadband services. This includes, amongst others, HD video with Video on Demand, at least 10 times faster high-speed navigation, high definition videoconferencing, online gaming and other applications.”
Commenting on the agreement with America Movil, Osvaldo Di Campli, president of Alcatel-Lucent activities in Latin America, said: “Through our experience of designing, delivering and operating LTE networks with customers in every major geography, Alcatel-Lucent has developed unrivalled domain expertise around all facets of 4G deployments. We look forward to sharing this knowledge with America Movil as LTE continues its roll-out across Latin America. We are excited to see all the benefits – economic, social and otherwise – that will result from the delivery of LTE to America Movil’s subscribers.”
The Alcatel-Lucent solution deployed by Claro in Puerto Rico also provides a future evolution path to ensure that Claro continues to offer breakthrough, state of the art network connectivity in Puerto Rico. This solution also provides an evolution path to Alcatel-Lucent breakthrough lightRadio™ product family that will dramatically reduce operating costs, technical complexity and power consumption in mobile broadband networks.
Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong global leadership position in 4G LTE having been selected by more than 20 customers, including two of the world’s largest service providers for commercial deployments, and being involved in over 70 trials worldwide.
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