Lucent Technologies Expands Role in Cingularís Nationwide 3G UMTS Deployment
Expands Lucentís existing agreement as a strategic supplier of UMTS/HSDPA technologies and network integration services
FEBRUARY 16, 2006, Murray Hill, N.J. ó Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced that Cingular has expanded the market coverage of Lucentís existing agreement to supply third-generation (3G) UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network equipment ó including both Radio Access Network and core switching, along with software and services to support Cingularís nationwide 3G service.
Financial and market details are not being disclosed.
As with the original agreement announced in November 2004, the expansion will include an enhanced version of UMTS technology, called High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), which will ultimately support theoretical maximum peak data speeds of up to 14.4 Megabits per second (Mbps).
Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will continue to assist Cingular in the deployment and integration of Lucentís solution as part of the market expansion. This includes multi-vendor integration and technical support services that will seamlessly connect and maintain a critical link between Cingularís core network and its new applications portal.
ďWe are excited about the opportunity to expand our work with Cingular as a strategic supplier for its nationwide, 3G network deployment,Ē said Joe McCarthy, vice president of sales for Lucent Technologies. ďIt was a little over a year ago when Cingular became Lucentís first commercial UMTS contract in North America, and we clearly have continued to established ourself as a significant player in the market for 3G UMTS systems.Ē
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Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucentís customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit http://www.lucent.com.
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