Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Plans LTE with Telecom Italia

Alcatel-Lucent and Telecom Italia signed a cooperation agreement that includes an LTE trial. The joint program aims to assess the evolution of mobile radio access network, in order to prepare Telecom Italia to offer its customers a wider range of next-generation services.

TI Lab and Bell Labs will have initiated an end-to-end LTE program. The trial will assess how to deploy next-generation mobile access technology and how to fully exploit its capabilities, in order to introduce new mobile services, while reducing the time-to-market. To this end, the field trial will also focus on the usage of small cell solutions (such as pico cells) to address hot spot and indoor coverage applications, and their related throughput and latency performance.