Monday, August 6, 2012

Sprint to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio Metro Cells

Sprint will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio Metro Cells to boost coverage in high-traffic areas.
Sprint's initial deployment will focus on indoor applications, including entertainment venues, transportation hubs and business campuses. The deployment will help Sprint to deliver a better broadband experience to more of its subscribers in these high-traffic areas and will help reduce costs in the process. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Sprint is a leader in innovation, and as such, we want our customers to enjoy the latest high-bandwidth services and applications," said Bob Azzi, Sprint senior vice president-Network. "With Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio Metro Cells we will be able to increase our coverage and capacity where it's needed."

"As a leader in small cell technology, Alcatel-Lucent is in an ideal position to address this challenge," said Robert Vrij, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Americas Region and head of Global Strategic Alliances. "By selecting our lightRadio Metro Cells, Sprint can offer its customers the quality of mobile broadband experience they expect, keeping them connected wherever they are."

Alcatel-Lucent noted that it now has 39 commercial small cell deployment agreements and more than 20 ongoing trials. 06-Aug-12