French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by US mobile operator nTelos Wireless to take charge of its latest network build-out in West Virginia and parts of western Virginia. The network will serve an additional 2.1 million people across the two states. Alca-Lu has worked with the wireless provider since 2000, and the new contract represents the third network expansion overseen by the company since nTelos launched its LTE network in 2013.
The vendor’s LTE solution includes multi-technology Radio Access Network, Mobile Backhaul and elements within its Evolved Packet Core (EPC). Further, the new base stations will support 800MHz, 1900MHz and 2500MHz spectrum, as utilised by LTE roaming partner Sprint Corp.