Paris, May 20, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and the Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications service providers, have signed a global frame agreement making Alcatel-Lucent a candidate provider for 4G LTE networks to the subsidiaries in 13 countries in Europe and Asia.
The agreement offers Telenor subsidiaries Alcatel-Lucent’s leading 4G LTE Overlay solution as an alternative to single RAN deployment.
Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE overlay network provides operators with a significantly faster and less expensive 4G deployment option, enabling LTE services to be quickly launched over the top of existing mobile infrastructure without the need for time-consuming equipment upgrades.
- Telenor sees LTE as the major radio investment area the coming years across all of their markets to help meet surging demand for high capacity and efficient mobile networks driven by smarter user friendly devices and a plethora of global and local content.
- Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE overlay network technology offers an option to Telenor’s subsidiaries to have 4G LTE mobile networks up and running faster and more efficiently than following a slower migration process traditionally followed by operators.
- Included in the scope of the agreement are Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE Radio Access Network and the 5620 Service Aware Manager
Hilde Tonne, Executive Vice President, Group Industrial Development Telenor Group states: “We are very pleased with this agreement where Alcatel-Lucent are providing our subsidiaries with an attractive opportunity to forcefully adopt the rapidly evolving 4G LTE technology. This agreement directly supports our strategy for the coming years and will provide Telenor’s customers with the best possible customer experience delivered by the most efficient and robust network technology and architecture.”
Luis Martinez Amago, President Europe, Middle East and Africa of Alcatel-Lucent said: “This agreement underlines the strength of relationship Alcatel-Lucent enjoys with Telenor, and the relevance of its expertise and focus on ultra-broadband access technology. The agreement clears the path for us to enter negotiations on our 4G LTE overlay solution with Telenor’s subsidiaries throughout Europe and Asia, and follows a number of other major agreements we have made with Telenor over the last few years which have included small cells, IP transport and mobile video product solutions.”
About Telenor Group
Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. Telenor Group has mobile operations in 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as a voting stake of 42.95 per cent (economic stake 33 per cent) in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 17 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with 172 million mobile subscriptions in its consolidated operations per Q1 2014, revenues in Q1 2014 of NOK 26.5 billion, and a workforce of about 33,000. For more information about Telenor Group, please visitwww.telenor.com<http://www.telenor.com/>
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We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world.
Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.