Alcatel-Lucent powers Cross Wireless to offer mobile broadband services on 4G LTE network

Telecom Lead America: Alcatel-Lucent is powering Cross
Wireless to offer mobile broadband services to its customers in parts of
eastern and southeastern Oklahoma in the United States. This network, based on
4G LTE, will expand mobile broadband access options.

The agreement enables Alcatel-Lucent and Sprocket
Wireless to deliver services, especially streamed content such as movies, video
calls, and gaming to residents in the state of Oklahoma’s Muskogee, Pittsburg,
Choctaw, McCurtain, and McIntosh counties during the first half of 2012.

By working with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a 4G LTE
network in our service area in rural Oklahoma, we are able to meet the
fast-growing demand for mobile broadband services. These services will
help to increase the efficiency of businesses in the region, and support a
range of consumer services that have never been seen before in these areas,”
said V David Miller II, president of Sprocket Wireless.

We look forward to working with Sprocket Wireless to
bring better, faster broadband services to the people of Oklahoma.
Alcatel-Lucent is continuously delivering new innovations to make wireless
networks more powerful, efficient and affordable. Our LTE technology is the
first step in this transition, laying the groundwork for an evolution to our
lightRadio architecture, which is designed to dramatically increase the
available bandwidth on wireless networks while driving down operating costs and
power consumption substantially,” said Robert Vrij, president of
Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas region.

Alcatel-Lucent claims that it has more than 20 LTE
contracts for commercial deployments including two of the largest LTE network
roll-outs. Moreover, it has engagement in more than 70 LTE trials worldwide.

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