Sunday, August 5, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Highlights Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Spectrum Relocation Services

Alcatel-Lucent is providing relocation solutions to clear the 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) frequency band to make way for service providers that will be introducing mobile voice and data services following the recent auction of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum. Alcatel-Lucent expects that many incumbent 2.1 GHz microwave communications network operators will choose to relocate to other microwave bands.

Alcatel-Lucent is introducing a new microwave radio that can operate in unlicensed spectrum at 2.4 GHz or licensed spectrum at 2.47 GHz, enabling most incumbents to re-use their existing 2.1 GHz antenna systems. This also avoids challenging tower modifications or significant increases in tower lease rates.

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