Alcatel-Lucent to power 4G LTE deployment for Telenor in Europe and Asia

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Alcatel-Lucent and the Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications service providers, have signed a global frame agreement making Alcatel-Lucent a candidate provider for 4G LTE networks to the subsidiaries in 13 countries in Europe and Asia.

The agreement offers Telenor subsidiaries Alcatel-Lucent’s leading 4G LTE Overlay solution as an alternative to single RAN deployment.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE overlay network provides operators with 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.

Telenor sees LTE as the major radio investment area the coming years across all of their markets to help meet surging demand for high capacity and efficient mobile networks driven by smarter user friendly devices and a plethora of global and local content.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE overlay network technology offers an option to Telenor’s subsidiaries to have 4G LTE mobile networks up and running faster and more efficiently than following a slower migration process traditionally followed by operators.

Hilde Tonne, Executive Vice President, Group Industrial Development Telenor Group states: “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.”

Luis Martinez Amago, President Europe, Middle East and Africa of Alcatel-Lucent said: “This agreement underlines the strength of relationship Alcatel-Lucent enjoys with Telenor, and the relevance of its expertise and focus on ultra-broadband access technology. The agreement clears the path for us to enter negotiations on our 4G LTE overlay solution with Telenor’s subsidiaries throughout Europe and Asia, and follows a number of other major agreements we have made with Telenor over the last few years which have included small cells, IP transport and mobile video product solutions.”