ALU cooperates with YooMee Africa to build ultra-broadband wireless access

c114 | Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 09:38

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will cooperate with YooMee, the leading high-speed internet service provider in Cameroon, to enable it expand into ner African market by providing TDD LTE ultra-broadband wireless access.

YooMee - previously known as 4G Africa - provides high-speed reliable Internet access and value added services to residences and businesses customers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. LTE is the best choice for YooMee to build wireless broadband networks as it is the latest worldwide standard to offer mobile internet services replacing technologies like WiMAX.

Key facts:

YooMee has targeted deploying TDD LTE in its new markets within the next 6 months.

The operator expects to build out in average 35 to 50 sites per capital city before deploying in remaining cities of the countries it operates in.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy a complete end-to-end TDD LTE solution consisting of eNBs, Wireless Backhaul and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

Alcatel-Lucent will also provide professional services such as network planning, pre-launch optimization, network integration, and start-up assistance services to accompany YooMee with its commercial rollout

This agreement with YooMee is another example of the growing momentum of TDD LTE technology and further underlines Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment and success to the technology

Alcatel-Lucent currently has more than 40 LTE and 55 small cells networks globally.

TDD LTE is a key element of The Shift Plan, Alcatel-Lucent’s industrial strategy to become a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access.

 

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