Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Lucent Enhances VIVO's 1xEV-DO Network in Brazil

VIVO, the largest mobile operator in the Southern Hemisphere, selected Lucent Technologies to expand and enhance its 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network. Lucent will provide additional infrastructure equipment and services and also work with Riverstone Networks and Juniper Networks to deliver a core IP/MPLS network serving Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

As part of the agreement, Lucent is upgrading more of VIVO's existing Lucent-supplied base stations to support CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and also providing new Modular Cell 4.0 and 4.0B base stations. Lucent Worldwide Services is providing network integration and installation services.

Riverstone Networks is providing the Ethernet infrastructure, supporting the "backhauling" of data traffic from VIVO's 3G base stations to expand the delivery of IP/Ethernet services over metropolitan access networks.

Juniper Networks is supplying M-series multiservice routing platforms, which will aggregate traffic from multiple base stations.


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