MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, February 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been invited by TeliaSonera, the leading telecommunication company in the Nordic and Baltic region, to participate in a trial of its Base Station Router (BSR) Femto in-building wireless access solution in Denmark. TeliaSonera's planned trial activities in Denmark are expected to start this spring.
The goal of the trial is to demonstrate the functional viability of the solution and will encompass testing of voice and high-speed packet access (HSPA)-based wireless broadband data services in home and office environments. The trial also will involve integration of Femto in TeliaSonera's network.
The Femto Base Station Router is an innovative solution that packs third-generation (3G) W-CDMA/HSPA radio access and core network elements into one compact, easy-to-deploy unit. The solution benefits operators by enabling them to reduce their network costs and it benefits users by enabling them to access broadband wireless services with a high-speed connection and exceptional coverage in homes and small offices.
"Alcatel-Lucent's BSR-Femto offers an ideal way for service providers - such as TeliaSonera - to provide broadband wireless services in a home or a small office more efficiently than they could with a traditional cellular network," said Lars Boilesen, head Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
At the heart of the BSR-Femto is Alcatel-Lucent's revolutionary "flat IP" architecture and auto-configuration approach. The flat IP architecture effectively reduces the number of network elements that network traffic has to travel through, eliminating bottlenecks in the network and thereby increasing quality and decreasing latency. With the auto-configuration feature, the BSR-Femtos also are able to register themselves automatically on the network, a feature that enables operators to deploy and more easily manage large numbers of smaller, stand-alone base stations without the deployment costs normally associated with network expansions.
As a global leader in the development and deployment of third-generation (3G) networks, Alcatel-Lucent has deployed commercial 3G (UMTS/HSPA and CDMA2000) systems for more than 70 operators worldwide. Alcatel-Lucent also is the uncontested market leader in broadband access with more than 150 million DSL lines shipped to-date. More than 180 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally - a figure that includes over 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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