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  • safetysolutions16 safetysolutions16 Mar 12, 2013 8:52 AM Flag

    Etisalat Group signs 4G LTE agreements with Alcatel-Lucent

    Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent have signed a joint agreement to extend Etisalat's LTE coverage across its footprint including a new partnership in Sri Lanka.

    According to the company, by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio solution for this extension, Etisalat is taking this joint business collaboration to develop a means to deliver 4G LTE-FDD (fourth generation long-term evolution frequency-division duplexing) network and high speed mobile broadband to Etisalat's subscribers.

    With the new LTE extension Etisalat subscribers will have the opportunity to experience a mobile broadband that can accommodate multimedia applications such as video conferencing, high definition content transmission and high speed video downloads from social networks, said Alcatel-Lucent.

    Dumindra Ratnayaka, CEO at Etisalat Lanka said: "Etisalat Sri Lanka being in the fore front of the High-Speed Mobile Broadband Market, launched DC-HSPA+ technology last August. Customers thrive on fast and reliable connectivity and depend on our technology to run their businesses and manage their interests.

    "This joint business collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent will enable our customers to experience cutting-edge broadband connectivity in terms of fast Internet access, mobile TV applications, video streaming and video calls. The mobile broadband infrastructure expertise Alcatel-Lucent brings in, assures Etisalat to deliver revolutionary 4G LTE services to our customers. We at Etisalat strive to provide services that are fast, safe and meaningful to our customers and society."

    Rajeev Singh-Molares, President, Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific, said: "Alcatel-Lucent has been instrumental in providing Etisalat Lanka the network solutions, backed by Bell Labs technology, to ensure their success - from 3G and now progressing to 4G LTE.

    "The fact that roughly 95 percent of the population currently has a wireless device means that Sri Lanka is both a very exciting and very competitive marketplace. Their selection of Alcatel-Lucent underscores their continued confidence in rapidly getting to 4G LTE that they can deliver the expected high speeds and quality that customers have come to expect from Etisalat Lanka."

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