nTelos Wireless selects Alcatel-Lucent for 4G upgrade

28 March 2013 |

US-based mobile operator, nTelos Wireless, has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its regional wireless network services to 4G.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G/LTE technology is designed to enable faster downloads speeds for nTelos customers, as well as support high-speed applications.

“Our customers expect both world class service as well as market-leading value,” said Bobby McAvoy, SVP of wireless engineering and operations at nTelos.

“By enabling the launch of 4G LTE service in select markets while upgrading the 3G CDMA experience for all of our customers, Alcatel-Lucent will allow us to fulfill those expectations both now and into the future.”
Nearly 200 nTelos CDMA 3G base stations will reportedly be replaced with Alcatel-Lucent’s CDMA 3G base stations, with the intention of providing higher speed wireless to areas where it has previously been less accessible.

“nTelos Wireless has established an enviable position as an industry leader in an extremely competitive market by delivering the level of service customers want at a reasonable price,” said Charles Marsh, VP of North America sales at Alcatel-Lucent.

“Our solutions and considerable global deployment experience, backed by Bell Labs technology and innovations, will help nTelos deliver on its commitment on both its 4G LTE and 3G CDMA networks.”

nTelos Wireless operates in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky and North Carolina, and expects to launch the services before the end of 2013.

Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions wre recently employed in a partnership with NTT Communications earlier this month, to improve the operator’s VPN services.