America Movil, the world’s third largest wireless service provider, has selected Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) for its 4G rollout in the Dominican Republic.
As part of the pact, America Movil subsidiary Claro Dominican Republic, will be provided with Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE (News - Alert) network overlay solution.
Alcatel-Lucent's 4G LTE overlay network provides operators with a significantly faster and less expensive 4G deployment option, enabling LTE services to be quickly launched over the top of existing mobile infrastructure without the need for time-consuming equipment upgrades.
Officials with Alcatel-Lucent said that deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE overlay solution includes Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE Radio Access Network, 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager, and the 5620 Service Aware (News - Alert) Manager (SAM).
“With the deployment of our new 4G LTE network, we are definitely ready to make an evolution in the services we offer our customers,” said Omar Acosta, Claro (News - Alert) Dominican Republic marketing director, in a statement.
Acosta said that Dominicans can now enjoy multiple benefits of the highest mobile broadband speed, in the largest and strongest network of the country.
Javier Rey, sales vice president in charge of the America Movil account, Alcatel-Lucent, said that by awarding this new market, along with the ones with Claro Puerto Rico and Claro Uruguay, 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,” said Rey.
Earlier in May, Alcatel-Lucent and the Telenor (News - Alert) Group, one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications service providers, signed a global frame agreement making Alcatel-Lucent a candidate provider for 4G LTE networks to the subsidiaries in 13 countries in Europe and Asia. The agreement offers Telenor subsidiaries Alcatel-Lucent’s leading 4G LTE Overlay solution as an alternative to single RAN deployment.
Edited by Adam Brandt