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Alcatel-Lucent expands SFERIA CDMA2000 fixed wireless network


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), within the framework of three frame agreements with SFERIA S.A. (SFERIA), has upgraded and expanded the SFERIA network and is responsible for the maintenance of the operator’s telecommunication wireless network based on CDMA2000 technology in the Warsaw calling area.

Under terms of the agreements, Alcatel-Lucent upgraded SFERIA’s existing base stations, with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology to enable high-speed wireless broadband data services at speeds of up to 2.4 Megabits per second. Part of the project was the implementation by Alcatel-Lucent of a more efficient transport network to support increased traffic carried over SFERIA’s expanded CDMA2000 wireless broadband network.

Alcatel-Lucent implemented several new end-user applications and new network management tools and was responsible for general deployment and other services and will continue to maintain the network.

“SFERIA is taking a significant step to expand their network and enhance the services they offer their customers, and we are proud to be selected to help them with this important project,” said Andrzej Dulka, Country Senior Officer, Alcatel-Lucent in Poland. “This achievement further confirms the role that our CDMA2000 technology plays in providing customers a competitive advantage in the market.”

The new synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) transport network is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s METROPOLIS® AMU and METROPOLIS® ADM Universal products. New network management tools to run the network include Alcatel-Lucent’s NAVIS™ OMS (Optical Management System) and NAVISAAA™ software, to manage and protect SFERIA’snetwork against unauthorized access and provide billing information for data services.

Alcatel-Lucent designed and deployed the new optical network, managed the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO upgrade and provided network integration for the new software platforms and applications. In addition, under an extension of an existing maintenance agreement, Alcatel-Lucent services will provide spare parts management, first-line maintenance and remote technical support (RTS) services. SFERIA will continue its participation in Alcatel-Lucent’s Base Release Software (BRS) program, which guarantees that it receives major releases, point releases and software updates as they become available for both its mobile switching centres (MSCs) and base stations. Alcatel-Lucent’s relationship with SFERIA dates back to the first half of 2003, when the companies signed a contract to upgrade SFERIA’s network to support CDMA2000 1X technology.


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