Vodafone New Zealand’s Commercial ‘Sure Signal’ Service Powered by Alcatel-Lucent Small Cells
- Enabling "5-star, 5-bar" 3G Mobile Coverage for Residential and Business Users
Vodafone New Zealand has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to power its commercial "Sure Signal" (http://www.vodafone.co.nz/services/femtocell/) service. Building on Alcatel-Lucent’s small cells expertise, Vodafone’s "Sure Signal" is taking 3G network coverage and capacity in
"Some of our consumer and business customers have been frustrated in the past when they find they don’t have indoor coverage and that the technical options available to improve their coverage were either too expensive or simply weren’t up to the task," said
Following its commercial launch on
"The main driver of small cells adoption today is the delivery of crystal-clear voice services to buildings or areas that used to be ‘blind’ to the macro network. However, both residential and business users are quickly discovering the benefits from the increased mobile data capacity as well," commented Wim Sweldens, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless activities. "As demonstrated by Vodafone New Zealand, the deployment of small cells makes perfect sense for service providers wishing to cost-effectively address mobile coverage and capacity challenges. Vodafone New Zealand can count on our full commitment to helping them benefit from the differentiating services and features accommodated by small cells technology."
Studies by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs show that – versus classic Pico or DAS solutions – small cells are not only cheaper by more than 60%, but also enable in-building mobile coverage much faster than any other solution available today.
Following on from the successful deployment of its Femto-based 9360 Small Cells portfolio in the
About Alcatel-Lucent’s small cells approach
Alcatel-Lucent is the leading end-to-end Femto/small cells vendor, holding more than 20 trials and 19 commercial deployment agreements. Commercial contracts include the selection of Alcatel-Lucent by Chunghwa Telecom in
Fully in line with Alcatel-Lucent’s recent lightRadio(TM) announcement, the company sees small cells as a fundamental building block of converged, IP, more flexible and smarter networks. As a matter of fact, small cells and lightRadio(TM) are part of the same continuum – from very small to very big cells. This continuum is reflected in Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless portfolio innovation strategy.
Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio of Femto-based small cells leverages numerous
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