Alcatel-Lucent announced a EUR 3 million investment in Eblink, a company based near Paris, France that offers a wireless fronthaul solution for connecting base stations and small cells.
EBlink's radio system support up to three sectors, or tri-band sectors and is CPRI compatible. It is currently available in the 5.8 GHz band, and the company expects to add additional licensed and unlicensed bands in the near future.
ALU also signed a commercial and technological partnership agreement with EBlink.
Alcatel-Lucent said EBlink’s wireless solutions complement its own wireless LTE and small cells offerings.