Alcatel EDGEs in Russia

Alcatel signs contract to deploy an EDGE network in Samara for regional mobile operator Smarts

August 12, 2004

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced the signature of a contract with SMARTS, a leading regional mobile operator in Russia, for the deployment of an EDGE (Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution) network throughout the city of Samara, a city with over one million inhabitants in the Russian Federation.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel will EDGE-enable the Evolium? 900 and 1800 MHz base stations already installed in the operator's network using the multi-standard GSM/EDGE/WCDMA capability of its industry leading Evolium? solution. The EDGE technology, embedded in the Alcatel Evolium? radio access solution and already installed in the SMARTS network, will be deployed thanks to a simple software activation. Alcatel will also add new base stations to the operator's network, guaranteeing full coverage of the whole territory where the SMARTS group of companies provide mobile services, and providing an optimal quality of services.

This project will enable SMARTS to deliver, to its customers in Samara and the Povolzhie region, new broadband mobile applications and services such as video streaming, MMS, high-speed access to the Internet and electronic messaging service.

Alcatel SA

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