nTelos inks LTE rollout deal with Alca-Lu

28 Mar 2013

US operator nTelos Wireless, which operates in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina, plans to launch 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in selected markets before the end of 2013, using equipment supplied by Alcatel-Lucent. The cellco – the tenth largest in the US by subscribers – will utilise Alca-Lu’s multi-technology base stations equipped with Remote Radio Head (RRH) technology, and much of the vendor’s Evolved Packet Core infrastructure. Close to 200 of the company’s existing CDMA 1x EV-DO base stations will be replaced with Alca-Lu’s CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev A base stations to boost the provision of high speed wireless data services. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, at 31 December 2012 nTelos claimed 439,600 mobile subscribers.

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