US-based C Spire Wireless has recently partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for the development of a 4G LTE Networked the company hopes will help overhaul current services. The partnership aims to improved the current IP-based services of Spire, which includes Voice-over-LTE.
Around $60 million has been allotted by C Spire to invest in the Mississippi region. The target area covers 2,700 square miles, and with more than a million people relying on 360 cell sites, the investment will be focused on the initial phase of 4G LTE mobile broadband services.
With the partnership, C Spire hopes to offer wireless data speeds 10 times faster than the present, using Alcatel’s current 4G LTE capacity. This includes complete IP Multi-Media Subsytem (IMS) network, base stations, Wireless Packet Core (WPC), and IP mobile backhaul for the LTE network and existing 3G CDMA traffic.
“In addition to the IMS core, we’ll be using state-of-the-art design and solutions, such as fiber and Ethernet backhaul, at every site and the latest Remote Radio Head (RRH) and four-branch diversity receiver technology for the base stations,” said Eric Hollingsworth, Spire Wireless Network Operations vice president.
A new network will deliver faster wireless speeds to four out of ten consumers in the 20 Mississippi regions covered.
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