Murray Hill, New Jersey, September 2, 2010 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
achieved an industry first by successfully completing a data call using a Long Term Evolution
(LTE) wireless broadband network operating at Band 14*, the spectrum earmarked for public
safety agencies in the United States. The call demonstrates the readiness of the network to
support current public safety applications used by police, fire and emergency medical services as
well as new applications enabled by wireless broadband.
Wireless broadband is essential for addressing mission-critical needs requiring high data
throughput for applications such as video surveillance, automated vehicle license plate
recognition, biometric identification, mobile crime scene units and mobile incident command,
geospatial information systems, automated vehicle location and more. LTE helps increase the
speed and precision of the decision-making process for first responders, shaving off seconds and
minutes in their response to life-threatening situations.
”This achievement represents an important step toward revolutionizing public safety networks
as it establishes the readiness of LTE as a technology to enable broadband data applications,”
said Morgan Wright, Vice President, Global Public Safety Segment at Alcatel-Lucent. “This call
also demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in designing and deploying LTE solutions to address
the unique needs of the public safety sector and marks an important milestone in support of the
Public Safety solution that Alcatel-Lucent is delivering to this critical market.”
Having been selected by five customers for commercial deployments, including by two of the
largest U.S. service providers, and being involved in more than 50 customer trials, Alcatel-
Lucent is a global leader in LTE.
More information on Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end LTE solution: http://lte.alcatel-lucent.com/
More information on Alcatel-Lucent’s public safety solution: http://enterprise.alcatellucent.
* In July 2007, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised the 700 MHz band plan and service rules to promote the creation of a nationwide interoperable broadband network for public safety and to facilitate the availability of new and innovative wireless broadband services for consumers. The Commisiion designated 10 MHz of spectrum (paired 5 MHz carriers) in the upper 700 MHz band for Public Safety Broadband communications. This spectrum, together with the adjacent D block constitutes the 3GPP Band 14.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.
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