American Movil began its 4G LTE Latin American rollout with Claro Puerto Rico in 2012 and later supplied Claro Uruguay with an end-to-end 4G LTE network. With help from Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), it now intends to rollout a 4G LTE network in the Dominican Republic.
Alcatel-Lucent is supplying Claro Dominican Republic, a subsidiary of América Móvil, with its 4G LTE network overlay solution, which includes Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Radio Access Network, 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager, and the 5620 Service Aware (News - Alert) Manager (SAM).
The Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM enables end-to-end network and service management across all domains of the converged, all-IP network, helping service providers maximize operational efficiencies quickly, while the 9741 wireless mobility manager supports the rise in mobile broadband data traffic with increased subscriber scalability and throughput capacity.
"Dominicans can now enjoy multiple benefits of the highest mobile broadband speed, in the largest and strongest network of our country,” said Omar Acosta, marketing director, Claro (News - Alert) Dominican Republic.
The three rollouts have repositioned Alcatel-Lucent’s position as a specialist in IP networking and Ultra-broadband access. Its LTE (News - Alert) solution combines innovative lightRadio technology and products with global experience, expertise and services and helps companies generate new revenues faster.
The new 4G LTE overlay network is expected to cover most of the Dominican Republic's territory and serve up to 80 percent of its population. Major cities in the country are already covered.
With the deployment of the new 4G LTE network, Claro Dominican Republic’s customers will be able to deploy ultra-broadband mobile access services very quickly, have access to HD video and video-on-demand, HD videoconferencing, online gaming and high-speed navigation.
América Móvil is a premier provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, with business in 16 countries of the American continent.
“Alcatel-Lucent has become a strategic LTE supplier with one of the world's top service providers and is a great opportunity to become a trusted partner throughout the region. We look forward to additional deployments in this region as frequencies become available," noted Javier Rey, sales vice President in charge of the America Movil account.