Alcatel-Lucent and Iusacell, the Mexican CDMA network operator, have announced a one-year contract to expand and enhance Iusacell’s existing mobile network to support CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A technology. The upgrade will enable Iusacell to continue the deployment of services such as IusaTV, BAM-Banda Ancha Móvil (mobile broadband services) and other multimedia services such as video telephony to its consumer base.
As part of this project, which will begin in June 2007, Iusacell’s existing Alcatel-Lucent-supplied base stations and core network will be upgraded to support EV-DO Rev. A technology. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide its 9400 AWY Digital Microwave Radio links to transport network traffic and transmission lines and antennas. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide integration, deployment, maintenance and project management services.