Verizon and Alcatel-Lucent announced a three-year agreement for Alcatel-Lucent to supply a wide variety of network equipment, software and services supporting Verizon Wireless' network expansions.
Alcatel-Lucent will make it possible for Verizon to increase the coverage and capacity of its award-winning, wide-area BroadbandAccess data network based on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology and introduce new A-IMS services including VoIP, push-to-x, mobile video telephony and more by deploying various components of Alcatel-Lucent's IMS solution. The deployment also will accommodate the Verizon Wireless approach to multi-vendor interoperability of these systems. In addition, the agreement calls for Alcatel-Lucent to enhance Verizon Wireless' existing CDMA2000 1X network.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide infrastructure solutions spanning its entire portfolio to transition Verizon Wireless to an all-IP network. Verizon Wireless' CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A network will be expanded and enabled to support services such as VoIP with Quality of Service (QoS) through software upgrades. Selected IMS services will be enabled through the addition of Alcatel-Lucent's IMS platforms with the A-IMS compliant Application Manager and Services Data Manager functions. Existing Alcatel-Lucent-supplied packet switches will be upgraded to support IP soft handoff and Transcoder Free Operation, and the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router will also provide IP routing and Ethernet aggregation.
Alcatel-Lucent is also providing end-to-end network support services, ranging from network integration to installation, repair and maintenance services.
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