Alcatel-Lucent deploys small cell in Verizon Wireless network

Telecom equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent today said it deployed its small cell solutions in the Verizon Wireless network. 

Alcatel-Lucent deployed small cells in indoor and outdoor locations to help ensure subscribers have the LTE coverage and capacity at popular outdoor venues and in dense metropolitan areas.

Small cells are designed to bring the connection closer to the end user. Alcatel-Lucent said small cells assure an exceptional mobile ultra-broadband experience including enriched multimedia services wherever consumers are located.


Verizon Wireless will benefit from Alcatel-Lucent’s network architecture that will include large scale integration of small cells as part of a heterogeneous network (Hetnet).

Mike Haberman, vice president – Network Technology for Verizon Wireless, said: “For Verizon, small cells are part of a balanced approach to deliver network coverage and capacity so that our customers receive the rich user experience they have come to expect from us.”

As part of the small cell deal, Alcatel-Lucent is supplying Verizon Wireless the lightRadio 9764 Metro Cell Outdoor (MCO) and the 9768 Metro Radio Outdoor (MRO) products as well as its 5620 SAM (Service Aware Manager) that provides network and service management across all domains.