TI and Alcatel-Lucent to deploy LTE trials

17 Feb 2010

Equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Telecom Italia (TI) to engage in a new technology development programme, including a trial of Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems. The end-to-end LTE trial will assess how best to deploy next generation mobile access technology and how to fully exploit its capabilities, in order to introduce new mobile services, while reducing the time-to-market. The field trial will also focus on the usage of small cell solutions to address indoor coverage applications, and their related performance. The company did not reveal which markets would be subject to field trials.