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Globalive awards second rollout contract, Alca-Lu benefits

30 Jul 2009

Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded a ‘multi-million dollar’, three-year contract to help build Globalive Wireless’ new nationwide 3G/3.5G mobile network in Canada, the French-US vendor announced in a press release. Under the agreement Alca-Lu will supply Globalive with LTE-ready 3G radio access network equipment including radio network controllers, node Bs (base stations) and a flexible wireless network management system, and will also deliver solutions for the start-up’s mobile backhaul requirements, including deploying IP service routers, service aggregation routers and microwave packet radios, whilst also providing professional services including site acquisition and construction, radio frequency network design and optimisation as well as overall network planning and design. Earlier this month Globalive Wireless, which is part-owned by Egypt’s Orascom Telecom, awarded Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) a turnkey contract to build its W-CDMA/HSDPA network covering every Canadian province except Quebec.

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