Michelle Donegan 12/5/2012 | 5:14:04 PM
re: AlcaLu's LTE Giant

So are Wirth's comments just bragging, or does AlcaLu have an extra special edge with Verizon that others wish they had?

Ericsson, presumably, could make a similar claim here considering it is also supplying equipment to Verizon, no?

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 5:14:02 PM
re: AlcaLu's LTE Giant

If it is still the case that Ericsson is the primary vendor on LTE to Verizon Wireless (which it has been in the past), then it is arguably misleading.


FbytF 12/5/2012 | 5:14:02 PM
re: AlcaLu's LTE Giant

I don't see where his comments imply any special edge with Verizon.  He's simply stating the Verizon deployments are the biggest by far of the current LTE deals that he's deploying.  Did I miss something otherwise?

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 5:14:01 PM
re: AlcaLu's LTE Giant

People misleading about their business?  Pshaw you say!

Seriously I could argue that 10 radios deployed with Verizon and 6 at the other contracts could be argued as a "dwarf"ing of the scale of the business with the others.  Marketing doublespeak 101.



desiEngineer 12/5/2012 | 5:13:59 PM
re: AlcaLu's LTE Giant

Thirty eight metros and major airports is a pretty substantial deployment.  I, too, don't understand where Wirth claimed ALU is the leading vendor in the deployment.  However, they split the RAN with Ericsson, the EPC with Ericsson and cisco, and won IMS, along with a substantial part of the backhaul.  So ALU is in pretty deep.  And while Ericsson has a majority stake in many UMTS networks, Verizon is CDMA and the legacy majority vendor is ALU.


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