Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cricket Awards $126M Contract to Alcatel-Lucent for Network Upgrade

Cricket Communications has committed to purchase up to $126 million USD worth of equipment, services and software over five years from Alcatel-Lucent to help expand its network into new markets across the U.S. Cricket's new market expansion includes the deployment of third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology.

In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its industry leading IP/MPLS solution, which includes the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, to deploy an IP routing and IP RAN backhaul solution.