Sunday, December 9, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent to Build out MetroPCS' AWS Network in 7 Cities

MetroPCS Wireless awarded a contract extension to Alcatel-Lucent to include, among other things, CDMA2000 mobile networking solutions to build out MetroPCS' AWS spectrum in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Los Angeles. Currently, MetroPCS offers PCS service in the Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento metropolitan areas.

Alcatel-Lucent will continue to provide to MetroPCS a range of base stations designed to fit a wide variety of deployment scenarios, both in new and existing markets, including high-capacity Macro base stations, medium- capacity Sub-Compact base stations and Low-Power base stations for in-building applications. Alcatel-Lucent also will provide maintenance and professional services, including network optimization, design and engineering.