Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vietnam's Vinaphone Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Mobile Upgrade

Vinaphone, the second largest mobile operator in Vietnam, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its GSM network in 16 northern provinces with advanced EDGE broadband data functionality. The contract was signed through Alcatel-Lucent's flagship company in China, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. The deployment is currently underway and the expanded network will begin providing commercial services in April 2009. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will design, deploy and maintain its industry-leading multi-standard GSM/EDGE radio access solution including its latest Base Station Controller platform and TWIN transceivers.

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