Monday, September 27, 2010

Etisalat Sri Lanka Upgrades Mobile Network with ALU

Etisalat Lanka has awarded a multimillion dollar contract to Alcatel-Lucent to boost its GSM/EDGE network capacity and coverage and build its first 3G HPSA+ all-IP broadband network. As sole supplier, Alcatel-Lucent will deliver converged radio access, a new all-IP mobile packet core network capable of supporting 2G, 3G and LTE (including next-generation subscriber data management and end-to-end policy control), a full end-to-end IP transport solution and related professional services. In total, 480 GSM/EDGE sites and 515 3G HPSA+ sites will be deployed as part of the contract. Alcatel-Lucent's solution also includes a "MiTV" application that will enable Etisalat Lanka to offer advanced mobile broadband and multimedia services such as mobile interactive television and video to over 3 million subscribers and businesses in Sri Lanka.

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