Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile Complete Mobile Video Call

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile completed the first mobile broadband video call over a next-generation 4G LTE mobile network, connecting a fixed location and a car in Shanghai with Alcatel-Lucent offices in New Jersey.

The three-way, trans-Pacific call, which ran over Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio equipment, linked Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, the Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell demonstration center in Shanghai, and the "LTE Connected Car" demonstrator roaming in Shanghai and utilizing China Mobile's fourth-generation TD-LTE trial network.

The companies said the demonstration highlights the advances Alcatel-Lucent is making with lightRadio as well as the progress being made by China Mobile with its TD-LTE trial network.

"This call brings the global commercial reality of lightRadio even closer – and the ability to provide the increased performance and savings that can be made by implementing the technology within an operators' network," stated Wim Sweldens, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Division.

  • In June, Alcatel-Lucent completed the first long-distance, mobile video-call using its new lightRadio platform from the historic desk of Alexander Graham Bell. Chris Lewis, Group Vice President of industry analysts IDC, hosted the call from Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, connecting with Ben Verwaayen, Chief Executive of Alcatel-Lucent in Paris, and delegates at a business conference in Miami.

  • Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio represents a new architecture where the base station, typically located at the base of each cell site tower, is broken into its components elements and distributed through the antenna or the network for cloud-like processing. Additionally the various cell site tower antennas are combined and shrunk into a single small powerful, Bell Labs-pioneered multi frequency, multi standard (2G, 3G, LTE) device that can be mounted on poles, sides of buildings or anywhere else there is power and a broadband connection.

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