Shentel upgrades with Alca-Lu

19 Aug 2008

The minor US cellular operator Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A technology for its subsidiary Shenandoah Personal Communications Company. The USD30 million upgrade covers Shenandoah’s networks in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. ‘Advances in technology are moving faster than ever before, and Shentel is committed to continuing to provide customers the progressive telecommunications services they need and expect,’ said Chris French, President of Shentel. Shentel offers wireless services under an affiliate deal with Sprint Nextel, allowing it to use the larger company’s branding and giving customers access to Sprint’s nationwide CDMA network.