Waynesboro, Va. And Paris, April 7, 2011 –
Virginia-based nTelos Wireless, known for providing high-speed, dependable,
nationwide service and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today
announced the successful completion of an end-to-end 4G Long Term Evolution
(LTE) field trial in Waynesboro, Virginia.
Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its industry-leading 4G LTE expertise to provide an
end-to-end integrated solution including 4G LTE base stations (eNodeBs), the
Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP service routing network elements as well as
operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) systems.
“This trial enables us to make informed decisions on how to smoothly evolve
our network and incorporate 4G LTE into the existing infrastructure,
particularly in terms of end-user performance, throughput, latency and Quality
of Experience,” said Bobby McAvoy, Senior Vice President, Wireless Engineering
& Operations for nTelos Wireless. “We decided to team with Alcatel-Lucent
on the trial because of our longstanding relationship and proven track record
in the area of CDMA as well as their expertise and experience in LTE.”
“The nTelos trial illustrates the broad range of 4G LTE adoption with
service providers of all sizes throughout the U.S. We look forward to further
demonstrating our technical leadership and transformation expertise to unleash
LTE’s full business potential to benefit nTelos customers,” said Robert Vrij,
President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas Region. “We consider nTelos’ selection
of us to participate in the trial to be a strong endorsement of
Alcatel-Lucent’s innovation and forward-looking strategy in the area of mobile
broadband solutions and efficient high-performance IP-based network.”
Having been selected so far by twelve customers for commercial deployments,
including two of the world’s largest service providers, and being involved in
more than 60 customer trials, Alcatel-Lucent has established a clear leadership
position in Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Our trial and contract awards span all regions of the globe.
More information on Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end 4G LTE
nTelos Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) is an integrated communications
provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. nTelos provides products and
services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio,
Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including high-speed nationwide
wireless voice and data services, local and long distance telephone, high
capacity transport, networking and high-speed Broadband data services and
IPTV-based video products. Detailed information about nTelos is available at www.ntelos.com.