The network upgrade includes the deployment of third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology in nTelos markets in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina.
The CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A platform will enable nTelos to provide an enhanced mobile data customer experience. nTelos customers will experience faster uploads and downloads when connecting to the internet, and new mobile high-speed data services including mobile video telephony, high-quality music and other multimedia applications. Alcatel-Lucent will become the exclusive provider of new CDMA technology throughout the nTelos service area.
In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its industry leading IP/MPLS solution, which includes the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, to deploy an IP routing and IP RAN backhaul solution. Built on a single unified IP infrastructure, Alcatel-Lucent’s IP-based solution is designed to support multiple types of services with superior scale, hierarchical quality of service and availability, which are critical for ensuring subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) for multimedia applications. Alcatel-Lucent will provide installation, engineering, training and technical support.
EV-DO Rev. A continues the evolution of CDMA2000 technology, bringing increases in efficiency, data speeds and capacity to existing CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO networks.
CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association. [August 6, 2007]
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