Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Canada's Bell Mobility Selects Nortel for 1xEV-DO

Bell Mobility, Canada's leading wireless carrier, awarded a contract valued at an estimated US$126 million (C$160 million) to Nortel for upgrades to its wireless network. This represents the first commercial deployment in Canada of a next generation wireless data network using EV-DO technology, Bell Mobility customers will be able to download data on their mobile devices at speeds up to 2.4 megabits per second with average speeds of 300-500 kbps.

Nortel will provide CDMA2000 1X radio base stations, base station controllers, switching platforms and other related equipment. Nortel will also supply Bell Mobility with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO equipment for initial deployment in Toronto and Montreal.

Nortel said its currently supplies EV-DO equipment to 12 of the 19 operators across the globe who are offering commercial EV-DO service.

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