Thursday, September 29, 2011

SOFTBANK's Wireless City Planning Pick Alcatel-Lucent for Backhaul

Wireless City Planning, a new wholesale mobile network operator in Japan led by SOFTBANK, is preparing the launch of its AXGP Mobile Broadband network, which is based on technology developed in Japan that is highly compatible with TD-LTE. Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that it is supplying the IP networking technology to create high-capacity links between base stations throughout the operator's new network. Specifically, the network will use the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7210 Service Access Switch.

Wireless City Planning will launch its mobile broadband service on November 1 in parts of Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. The service uses the 2.5 GHz band and promises downlinks of up to 110 Mbps and uplinks of 15 Mbps.