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Telenor and Alca-Lu sign LTE global frame agreement

21 May 2014

Norway’s Telenor Group has inked a global frame agreement with French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent under which the latter will become a candidate provider for 4G LTE networks to the former’s subsidiaries in 13 countries across Europe and Asia. As per the deal, Telenor subsidiaries will utilise Alca-Lu’s 4G LTE Overlay solution as an alternative to single RAN deployment, with the vendor claiming that the solution will provide ‘a significantly faster and less expensive 4G deployment option, enabling LTE services to be quickly launched over the top of existing mobile infrastructure without the need for time-consuming equipment upgrades.’ Included in the scope of the agreement are Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE Radio Access Network and the 5620 Service Aware Manager.

Commenting on the deal, Hilde Tonne, Executive Vice President, Group Industrial Development at Telenor Group noted: ‘We are very pleased with this agreement where Alcatel-Lucent are providing our subsidiaries with an attractive opportunity to forcefully adopt the rapidly evolving 4G LTE technology. This agreement directly supports our strategy for the coming years and will provide Telenor’s customers with the best possible customer experience delivered by the most efficient and robust network technology and architecture.’

Norway, Alcatel-Lucent, Telenor Group

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