Uruguayan operator deploying first 4G/LTE network in Latin America

 Latin America’s first commercial 4G/LTE wireless network will be deployed in Uruguay...

Latin America’s first commercial 4G/LTE wireless network will be deployed in Uruguay. Communications provider Antel’s network has been been designed and built based on Alcatel-Lucent’s complete, end-to-end LTE solution.

Antel’s subscribers will have access to advanced mobile phone services such as, HD video, high-speed navigation, high quality videoconferencing, online gaming and other applications. LTE Services will initially be available in Montevideo and Punta del Este, and will evolve to provide additional coverage.

“This deployment represents a significant milestone for the introduction of the most advanced mobile services in Uruguay and in South America overall.  As mobile phone penetration continues to experience very high growth in the region, the delivery of a 4G network will allow Antel to capitalise on this growth by providing their subscribers with a new breed of experiences and capabilities,” said Gabriel Costa, leader of Alcatel-Lucent activities in Uruguay.

For this project Alcatel-Lucent will provide Antel with a complete, end-to-end 4G LTE solution – including LTE base stations (eNodeBs), the IP wireless Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Operations and Maintenance services. The solution also provides a future evolution path to the company’s breakthrough lightRadio product family that will dramatically reduce operating costs, technical complexity and power consumption in mobile broadband networks.

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