lightRadio Connects the World
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The world’s first long-distance, high-quality
mobile video-call using lightRadio(TM) – a breakthrough system pioneered by
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to transform the economics and
efficiency of mobile telephony – has successfully taken place from the
historic desk of
Industry executives, technology leaders and analysts witnessed the
inaugural lightRadio video call made from the headquarters of
innovation engine of Alcatel-Lucent and now home to
which he made the first-ever long-distance phone call.
business conference in
lightRadio is the name of a family of technologies which are set to
transform mobile communications, improving the quality of network services
for consumers while dramatically reducing the size, carbon footprint and
energy consumption of mobile base stations.
After participating in the call,
lightRadio from the drawing-board to a fully working system, creating an
entirely new system to connect customers around the world.”
The launch of lightRadio will help address exploding demand for mobile
broadband services and increasing global consumption of wireless content.
This has been fuelled by the adoption of smartphones and the popularity of
video applications, social networking and mobile gaming services – all
requiring wireless service providers to provide greater speed and capacity
Network operators such as France Telecom/Orange, Telefonica and China
Mobile are now engaged with Alcatel-Lucent in co-creating the market
implementation of lightRadio. The system is expected to deliver significant
operational savings for carriers and infrastructure owners by marking an end
to the existing system of complex base stations and large cell towers.
This week’s inaugural call demonstrates lightRadio’s ability to handle
high levels of data, meeting demand from customers increasingly using mobile
video on Internet-networks. Among breakthroughs promised by the system, it
will reduce mobile network energy consumption by 50% – compared with current
equipment; enable roll-out of mobile broadband services to new markets using
sustainable-power sources; and deliver major savings for operators.
Alcatel-Lucent predicts that lightRadio will help cut the cost of mobile
infrastructure site, energy consumption, operations and maintenance.
spent by mobile operators on access systems, reached
More information about Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio portfolio can found
online at http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/lightradio.
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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
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.
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