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AT&T's decision on its evolved packet core suppliers for its initial LTE rollout will come soon, says CTO

MWC 2010: AT&T Preps More LTE News

Ray Le Maistre
LR Mobile News Analysis
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief
2/16/2010
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BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will follow up the award of its initial Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access network (RAN) deals with an announcement soon on its suppliers for the LTE packet core, known as the evolved packet core (EPC). (See AT&T Picks AlcaLu, Ericsson for LTE and Evolved Packet Core for LTE.)

So says the carrier's CTO, John Donovan, who attended an Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) press conference here in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Responding to questions from Light Reading about whether AT&T would hand the LTE RAN suppliers, AlcaLu and Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), the EPC deals as well, to make things simple from an integration and rollout perspective, Donovan said, "We will be announcing that decision shortly."

The smart money seems to be on Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson to achieve an LTE double at AT&T, but other vendors are still talking up their chances. (See Who's in AT&T's LTE Core?)

"We're still in the running for the packet core" at AT&T, stated Nokia Networks CEO Rajeev Suri on Monday. (See MWC 2010: Is NSN Bouncing Back?)

LTE has been a hot topic here this week, with every vendor worth its salt talking up its position in the early ecosystem. Alcatel-Lucent told the media pack at its press conference that it now has more than 40 LTE-related trials worldwide, including new EPC engagements with Cox Communications Inc. , Orange (NYSE: FTE)'s Orange, and SFR . (See MWC 2010: TeliaSonera's LTE Progress, MWC 2010: Verizon on Track for LTE in 2010, Zain Saudi Arabia, Moto Sign LTE Deal, and MWC Preview: LTE Watch.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading


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