Alcatel-Lucent LTE technology selected by nTelos Wireless to support its Strategic Network Alliance with Sprint in the United States
Third nTelos Wireless network expansion supported by Alcatel-Lucent and will serve more than 2.1 million additional people in two East Coast states.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been selected by NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) to provide 4G LTE network services for the nTelos Wireless network build-out in West Virginia and parts of western Virginia. The network will serve an additional 2.1 million people.
This is the third network expansion provided by Alcatel-Lucent since nTelos Wireless launched its LTE network in 2013. Alcatel-Lucent has worked with the wireless provider since 2000.
- nTelos Wireless is deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE solution, including multi-technology Radio Access Network, Mobile Backhaul, and elements within its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as part of its network expansion into West Virginia and parts of western Virginia serving an additional 2.1 million people.
- nTelos will deploy Alcatel-Lucent base stations supporting Sprint’s 1900MHz, 800MHz and 2.5G spectrum.
- Alcatel-Lucent also will expand nTelos’ existing backhaul with its 7705 Service Aggregation Router and the EPC with the 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager.
- Alcatel-Lucent is providing nTelos Wireless with a set of professional services including engineering, installation, integration, and project management.
Bobby McAvoy, Senior Vice President, Wireless Engineering and Operations for nTelos said: “Alcatel-Lucent and nTelos have enjoyed a long and productive relationship. This agreement is significant because it will enable us to build the most robust network in our footprint and to deliver an improved user experience to our retail and wholesale customers.”
Charles Marsh, Vice President of North America Sales, Alcatel-Lucent said: “nTelos Wireless has established an enviable position as an industry leader in an extremely competitive market by delivering the level of service customers want at a reasonable price. Our solutions and considerable global deployment experience, backed by Bell Labs technology and innovations, will help nTelos deliver on its commitment to network build out, particularly as it supports the Sprint wholesale relationship.”
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS), operating through its subsidiaries as “nTelos Wireless,” is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for approximately 458,100 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company’s licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8.0 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 6.0 million residents. The Company is also the exclusive wholesale provider of network services to Sprint Corporation in the western Virginia and West Virginia portions of its territories for all Sprint CDMA and LTE wireless customers.
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