March 24, 2010 – From CTIA WIRELESS 2010Â®Verizon Wireless has selected Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s mobile backhaul solution, which transports voice and data traffic from wireless base stations to the broad ne
March 24, 2010 – From CTIA WIRELESS 2010Â®Verizon Wireless has selected Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s mobile backhaul solution, which transports voice and data traffic from wireless base stations to the broad network, to support Verizon Wirelessâ€™ 3G network and prepare for its advanced 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.In 2009, Verizon Wireless selected Alcatel-Lucent as one of the providers of the LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and Enhanced Packet Core (EPC) and parts of the IP Multi-Media Subsystem (IMS) network.
U.S. consumers are becoming increasingly vocal when their current wireless service providers donâ€™t meet coverage, speed and bandwidth needs. To support planned growth over its existing 3G network, Verizon Wireless is using Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s mobile backhaul solution to consolidate services over a single packet-based network, supporting current as well as future needs for the 4G LTE network.
Tony Melone, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Alcatel-Lucent has been a long-time partner because they get the job done. While being among the first on the globe to deploy LTE has its challenges, we know Alcatel-Lucent can rise to this challenge with backhaul solutions our customers demand.â€
â€œVerizon Wireless was an early mover toward LTE by being the first service provider to announce plans to deploy a commercial network and clearly is setting the pace for the industry,â€ said Robert Vrij, president of Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s Americas Region. â€œBy choosing a comprehensive mobile backhaul solution early in the development process â€” from the IP backbone through to the cell tower â€” Verizon Wireless is positively positioning itself to handle the data explosion and growing need for high-bandwidth applications and content that LTE will enable.â€
Alcatel-Lucent offers a comprehensive mobile backhaul solution â€” from the IP backbone through to the cell tower. The Alcatel-Lucent solution includes the 7750 Service Router, 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR) and the 5620 Service Aware Manager. The Alcatel-Lucent portfolio of IP/MPLS products delivers a strong foundation on which a family of packet solutions for mobile networks is delivered. These solutions support reliable, scalable, future-proof, cost-efficient and fully-managed transport, allowing mobile operators to take full control of their networks and quickly enable the delivery of advanced, revenue-generating new services.
â€œTo meet the growing demand for high-bandwidth applications and content, service providers need a next-generation all-IP multiservice infrastructure that grows with them,â€ said Vrij. â€œConverging both legacy and 3G services over a single flexible, resilient network enables Verizon Wireless the ability to support its growing needs today, and smoothly prepare for its further evolution to 4G LTE.â€