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Etisalat Signs Agreement with Alcatel-Lucent on Mobile Broadband

By on October 27, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent,  in partnership with mobile phone operator  in the United Arab Emirates,  Etisalat  have  signed an agreement to jointly develop the most efficient and sustainable means to deliver mobile broadband to customers .

Built around the Alcatel lightRadio product family, the  agreement was signed by Acting CEO- Etisalat, Nasser bin Obood and Vice President ME, Alcatel-Lucent,  Mr. Nicolas Bouverot.

“Our work with Etisalat and other major operators on the development of lightRadio will provide us with a greater insight into how operators plan to implement this groundbreaking new technology in their networks.” Nicolas Bouverot said.

Through its collaboration around lightRadio, Etisalat, he said,  would  help define the commercial introduction of this new product family in the Middle East and in other markets, meeting its own subscribers’ demands for innovative new mobile services while providing operators with a flexible path for business growth into the next decade.

Acting CEO- Etisalat Nasser bin Obood, said ,  “Etisalat is a pioneer in delivering innovative services and applications to our customers to meet their needs in both their social and work lives.

“This agreement will allow us to shape the future of mobile networks and define how lightRadio can be best implemented to satisfy our customers growing demands. Etisalat is proud to be the only operator in the Middle East and Africa to join this pioneering program.”

As global demand for Internet on-the-move services grows dramatically, together with the adoption of the latest smartphones and tablet devices, the need for operators to extend their wireless network coverage and capacity is also growing exponentially to cope with this demand.

The lightRadio product family addresses both of these needs, enabling superfast speeds and high-quality delivery of applications to a variety of mobile devices, while reducing the size, complexity, cost and power consumption of mobile networks, making it a greener and more cost-effective solution for operators.

Under the joint innovation and collaboration agreement signed with Alcatel-Lucent, Etisalat will help influence the development of lightRadio via participation in joint working groups, early trials and validation of the technology.