|TNZ Selects Lucent to deploy 3G network based on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO|
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 [Source: Lucent]
[Telecom New Zealand to bring 1xEV-DO network online offering data speeds of 2.4 Mbps. ]
Wellington, New Zealand -- Telecom New Zealand (TNZ) announced that it has selected Lucent Technologies to deploy an enhanced third-generation (3G) mobile data network based on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology. The deployment will increase data speeds on TNZ's mobile network -- already the fastest mobile data network in New Zealand -- by nearly 15 times, offering TNZ customers mobile data services at speeds rivaling the fastest wireline connections.
The 1xEV-DO network will enable TNZ to deliver a broad array of new entertainment and business services, including video messaging, the ability to download clips from films, music, sports or news, videoconferencing, Internet and intranet access, and many other new applications up to peak data speeds of 2.4 Megabits per second (Mbps).
As part of the agreement, TNZ will upgrade its existing Lucent Flexent CDMA2000 base stations with hardware and software to support the 1xEV-DO services. Lucent Worldwide Services -- which is already managing TNZ's CDMA2000 1X network under an agreement announced in June, 2003 -- will provide project management, network planning and design, installation, integration, testing and optimization services.
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