|Alcatel Provides Live UMTS Coverage at CeBIT 2002|
Posted: 16-Mar-2002 [Source: Alcatel press release]
[Following on the heels of its live UMTS show at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, Alcatel is providing visitors at CeBit the opportunity to surf on a real-life 3G/UMTS network.]
CeBIT, Hannover, Germany -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) invites the visitors of the CeBIT 2002 in Hanover to surf on a real-life 3G/UMTS network and to experience 3rd generation mobile applications and services.
The UMTS network deployed in CeBIT is powered by Alcatel's state of the art Evolium(tm) radio and core solutions, providing live UMTS coverage not only to Alcatel's booth but also to leading telecommunication players such as MobilCom and Mitsubishi. The network showcases the reality of live UMTS applications, such as videophony on 3GPP-compliant UMTS handsets with circuit switched connections at 64 Kbps, Mobile Internet Applications, MPEG4-based video streaming or real-time and interactive gaming in packet switched connections reaching up to 384Kbps.
To achieve this full 3GPP UMTS coverage, Alcatel provides a complete end-to-end UMTS network based on a core-network located in the Paris area which comprises its Alcatel 1000 MSC/HLR, SGSN & GGSN and a radio infrastructure comprising various Node B's (UMTS Base Station) located in CeBIT.
"Three weeks after our successful live UMTS show at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, we demonstrate once again our unrivalled capacity and know-how in the successful implementation of UMTS," said Marc Rouanne, president of Alcatel's Mobile Networks activities. "In CeBIT we confirm that Alcatel is a highly credible, open and world interoperable player."
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