Alcatel-Lucent joins Wireless City Planning to bring mobile broadband to Japan

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it will join Wireless City Planning led by
SOFTBANK, to bring next-generation, high quality mobile broadband services to

smartphone and tablet ownership in Japan continues to fuel demand for video
services and social networking, Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the backbone of
one of the world’s first superfast next-generation mobile broadband networks.

City Planning led by SOFTBANK is preparing the launch of its AXGP mobile broadband
network, which is based on technology developed in Japan that is compatible
with TD-LTE, an increasingly popular global standard for mobile broadband
services. Once completed, the network will offer dramatically increased data
speeds and performance, and will be able to support a wide array of mobile
applications and content.

network will also support more mobile broadband subscribers by complementing
SOFTBANK’s existing 3G mobile network, enabling subscribers to move seamlessly between the
two networks. This will help address the exponential growth in data traffic in
the market due to widespread use of smartphones and tablets.

Alcatel-Lucent’s is
providing Internet Protocol (IP) networking technology to create high-capacity
links between base stations throughout the operator’s new network.

Smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are generating enormous
increases in mobile data traffic throughout Japan, and that growth is expected
to accelerate dramatically with the introduction of LTE. We already have
substantial experience supporting the earliest large-scale launches of
next-generation services, and are applying that expertise for WCP to make sure
that as subscribers move onto the network and traffic increases, they are able
to maintain an exceptional quality mobile broadband experience,” said Martin
Jordy, president and managing director of Alcatel-Lucent Japan.

has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to introducing the latest in
mobile services, so the expectations of subscribers in the country are very
high. Alcatel-Lucent’s service aware IP routers and switches have already been
successfully supporting SOFTBANK’s various mobile and fixed networks. We chose
to work with Alcatel-Lucent on this project because they have unmatched
experience with mobile backhaul, and have proven that they can meet the needs
of the most demanding, and sophisticated consumers and businesses,” said Junichi
Miyakawa, director and COO of WCP.

will provide its industry leading mobile backhaul solution, which includes the
Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7210 Service Access Switch. 

Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS portfolio has now been deployed in more than 400 service
provider networks in more than 110 countries. According to Infonetics,
Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the IP/MPLS Edge.

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