GLOBUL to collaborate with Alcatel-Lucent to enhance its mobile broadband network
Sofia, November 29, 2011 – The Bulgarian mobile telecommunications service provider GLOBUL will cooperate with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), the global communications technology leader, in order to effectively monitor and enhance the operator’s wireless broadband network. As a result, GLOBUL will continue to offer high quality data traffic services corresponding to its customers’ needs and requirements.
The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG) network management solution will enable GLOBUL to monitor and analyze every aspect of how the network is performing in order to meet the service quality expectations of its customers. The system will provide valuable information in times of continuously rising use of video and other mobile data services. Alcatel-Lucent’s 9900 WNG provides real-time analysis of network performance and allows GLOBUL to quickly understand how applications, interacting with different devices, affect quality of service. Information gained from the system will help GLOBUL to enhance the network operations and customer support as well as to offer subscribers other services that may be of interest to them.
The Bulgarian Telecom market has shown dramatic growth in data traffic over the past few years and it is promising to grow even faster in the near future. GLOBUL is committed to providing a secure and reliable connection over our high-speed Wireless network and the Alcatel-Lucent 9900 WNG will help us to do this, improving our customers’ experience and better preparing us to face the challenges of the future, GLOBUL Chief Technical Officer Apostolos Pagkoutsos said.
As operators face growing strains on their network it is critical that they invest in a solution such as Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Network Guardian to help understand how the new types of mobile data traffic affect performance. By choosing this system, GLOBUL is gaining valuable insight and a greater level of control and predictability to ensure a stronger network performance, Alcatel-Lucent Bulgaria CEO Luc Patie said.
GLOBUL is the trademark under which Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile EAD offers mobile telecommunications services in Bulgaria. The company is 100% owned by COSMOTE (member of OTE Group), the operator with the strongest presence in Southeast Europe. As of the end of September, 2011, GLOBUL has about 4.2 million subscribers, while its services are available to 99.98% of Bulgaria’s population, covering over 99.25% of the country’s territory. GLOBUL UMTS network covers 92.10% of the population. GLOBUL along with GERMANOS employ more than 2,200 people in the country. COSMOTE Group at the end of September 2011 has approximately 20.4 million customers in SE Europe.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.
The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.