Thursday, February 21, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Installs 200th Solar-powered Radio Site in Senegal

Alcatel-Lucent announced the commissioning of its 200th radio site powered by solar energy. The site in Senegal - including base station, microwave and all other electrical components - is completely powered by the sun, providing telecom services to remote communities on the island of Bettenty and surrounding Saloum islands that previously had no access to wireless communications services. Alcatel-Lucent said its GSM solution can operate with power consumption levels up to 40% less compared to other vendors with no decrease in traffic flow or extent of coverage.