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TMCNet:  Alcatel-Lucent and CNT Deploy Ecuador's First 4G LTE Network

[September 16, 2013]

Alcatel-Lucent and CNT Deploy Ecuador's First 4G LTE Network

Sep 16, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Alcatel-Lucent, and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones deploy the first 4G LTE high-speed mobile broadband network in Ecuador Covering the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Loja, as well as most of the major cities in Ecuador's Pacific Coast and Southern area.


According to a release, the new network will provide the increased capacity of high-speed mobile broadband to enable a range of services and application over mobile devices at download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second and upload speeds of 40 Mbps. These speeds will enable CNT to offer enhanced fixed, mobile and convergent services, such as high definition video streaming to a range of customers in Ecuador.

Key facts: -CNT is deploying Alcatel-Lucent's 4G LTE solution to provide ultra-bandwidth connectivity tocities of Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Loja, as well as most of the major cities in Ecuadors Pacific Coast and Southern area without any disruption to the existing 2G and 3G services.

-First 4G LTE network in Ecuador, will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps to enable services and applications in financial, industrial and residential areas with high concentration of users, and to provide public access for academic and recreational centers.

-CNT deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 4G LTE base stations and the 5620 Service Aware Manager (5620 SAM).

-Agreement follows successful trial in Amazonas and Estadio areas of Quito conducted earlier this year by Alcatel-Lucent and CNT.

-4G LTE coverage to be extended into rural areas of Ecuador previously unserved or underserved with high-speed broadband.

-CNT uses Alcatel-Lucent's 4G LTE solution to develop plans that will improve network data capacity services and to expand national coverage, including bringing new service, such a HD video, online games, telepresence, e-learning, and public safety.

-Alcatel-Lucent has established a global leadership position in 4G LTE with more than 40 contracts for commercial deployments with two more in process and more than 40 trials worldwide.

Cesar Regalado, general manager, CNT said: "CNT demonstrates its leadership in deploying 4G LTE, as well as integrating fixed, mobile and convergent services. CNT is committed to increasingly improve its coverage and the quality of connectivity, offering the highest standards of service, investing in new technology platforms and extending its telecommunications networks. Bringing high-speed mobile broadband to its customers is part of that commitment." Carlos Pena, Andean region leader, Alcatel-Lucent said: "Our agreement with CNT is a prime example of how Alcatel-Lucent's solutions address our customer needs. CNT trusted us to enable them to be the first service provider in Ecuador to offer 4G LTE service, providing ultra-broadband connectivity and a wide range of applications throughout the country and particularly in underserved and unserved areas." More information: www.cnt.gob.ec ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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