AlcaLu Monitors 4G Service Quality in Japan

Alcatel-Lucent's 9900 Wireless Network Guardian gives service provider ability to manage performance of subscribers' data services

November 6, 2012

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is providing SOFTBANK-led Japanese mobile service provider Wireless City Planning Inc. (WCP) with a dramatically greater understanding of the impact of data service usage on its network performance, helping WCP deliver an exceptional mobile broadband experience to its customers.

With smartphone ownership in Japan growing by 43% in 2012[i], demand for mobile video, cloud gaming and other data services has exploded in the country. In order to remain competitive, service providers must ensure that they meet their customers’ growing needs for bandwidth while maintaining the quality they expect. To do this, they need to understand how that demand affects their network.

With Alcatel-Lucent’s 9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG), WCP will be able to monitor service quality continually over its Advanced XGP (AXGP) mobile broadband network, ‘SOFTBANK 4G’; AXGP is based on technology developed in Japan that is highly compatible with TD-LTE, a popular 4G standard. Alcatel-Lucent is already a supplier for AXGP, one of the world’s first superfast LTE networks, which employs Alcatel-Lucent’s Internet protocol (IP) Service Router and Service Access Switch backhaul technology.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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