Globe Telecom Signs LTE Transformation Contract with Alcatel-Lucent
Philippines' telecommunications company Globe Telecom has awarded a LTE contract to Alcatel-Lucent for transformation of wireless network infrastructure in the Philippine regions of Visayas and Mindanao, upgrading it from WiMax to LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra-broadband access technologies.
The LTE infrastructure is part of Globe Telecom’s continuing network expansion to enable advanced technologies for better broadband service experience. This will provide higher network capacity, plus faster transmission speeds, addressing increasing demand for broadband service with higher bandwidth in a country of more than 105 million mobile subscribers.
Globe will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) which is aimed at bringing LTE Internet access to a geographically diverse area comprised of 7,107 islands. Alcatel-Lucent will transform the existing Globe WiMax network to LTE–TDD and LTE-FDD technology. The LTE RAN technology equipment will be activated in approximately 1,200 sites, along with a converged Network Management System (NMS) to manage and control network equipment on an end-to-end basis from Access to the Core.
Alcatel-Lucent also is providing Globe Telecom with a set of professional services to include engineering, installation, integration, and project management services.