French/US vendor Alcatel-Lucent has reported a major milestone in its ongoing trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology with the SingTel Group, claiming to have achieved ‘excellent network stability and very good performance’. Alca-Lu was selected as one SingTel’s preferred equipment suppliers for the trials, which launched in the first half of this year. In a statement the Paris-based vendor said the first phase of the LTE trial was tested on ten megahertz of bandwidth, including low latency, quality of service and seamless mobility testing. ‘Several end-user services covered under this stage were uplink and downlink high speed internet access, file transfers, high-definition video streaming, and real-time online gaming,’ the firm’s statement read. ‘All of these services were tested simultaneously under a wide range of scenarios, conditions, and environments,’ it added. The next phase of trial will incorporate more advanced LTE features covering data throughput enhancements, VoIP, integration and service continuity between 2G/3G/HSPA and LTE, self-optimising networks (SON), network reliability and security, among others.