MTS Ukraine selects Alcatel-Lucent for LTE trial

18 Feb 2010

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by MTS Ukraine to conduct a Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial, which will begin in the second half of 2010. Andrei Dubovskov, head of the Russian-owned cellco, said: ‘The launch of the trial LTE solution will enable us to assess the benefits of 4G technology not just in theory but through real practical experience.’ Alca-Lu will provide an end-to-end solution including LTE base stations (eNodeBs), the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP service routing network elements as well as operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) systems, project management, planning, installation, integration and commissioning, and testing. Alexander Tikhonov, Alcatel-Lucent’s vice president for the CIS, commented: ‘This agreement allows us to extend our long-standing partnership with MTS, enabling Alcatel-Lucent to play a prominent role in the company’s network transformation and LTE projects.’

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