Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent to Supply CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A for Mexico's Iusacell

Iusacell, the largest CDMA operator in Mexico, awarded a one-year contract to Alcatel-Lucent to expand and enhance its existing mobile network to support CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology. The new EV-DO Rev. A network will enable Iusacell to continue the deployment of unique services such as IusaTV, BAM-Banda Ancha Movil (mobile broadband services) and other multimedia services such as video telephony to its growing consumer base.

As part of this project, which will begin in June 2007, Iusacell's existing Alcatel-Lucent-supplied base stations and core network will be upgraded to support EV-DO Rev. A technology. Alcatel-Lucent also will provide its 9400 AWY Digital Microwave Radio links to transport network traffic and transmission lines and antennas from Radio Frequency Systems. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide integration, deployment, maintenance and project management services.