nTelos Wireless selects Alcatel-Lucent for 4G

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by NTELOS Holdings to provide 4G LTE network services for the nTelos Wireless network build-out in West Virginia and parts of western Virginia.

This is the third network expansion provided by Alcatel-Lucent since nTelos Wireless launched its LTE network in 2013. Alcatel-Lucent has worked with the wireless provider since 2000.

nTelos Wireless is deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE solution, including multi-technology Radio Access Network, Mobile Backhaul, and elements within its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as part of its network expansion into West Virginia and parts of western Virginia serving an additional 2.1 million people. nTelos will deploy Alcatel-Lucent base stations supporting Sprint’s 1900 MHz, 800 MHz and 2.5G spectrum.

Alcatel-Lucent also will expand nTelos’ existing backhaul with its 7705 Service Aggregation Router and the EPC with the 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager. The company is
also providing nTelos Wireless with a set of professional services including engineering, installation, integration, and project management.

Bobby McAvoy, senior vice president, Wireless Engineering and Operations, nTelos said, “Alcatel-Lucent and nTelos have enjoyed a long and productive relationship.  This agreement is significant because it will enable us to build the most robust network in our footprint and to deliver an improved user experience to our retail and wholesale customers.”

Charles Marsh, vice president, North America, Alcatel-Lucent said, “Our solutions and considerable global deployment experience, backed by Bell Labs technology and innovations, will help nTelos deliver on its commitment to network build out, particularly as it supports the Sprint wholesale relationship.”

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