Etisalat, Alcatel in lightRadio tieup
Dubai, October 18, 2011
Etisalat said it has signed an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to jointly transform efficiency of delivering mobile broadband services in the UAE with lightRadio collaboration.
The agreement was signed by Nasser bin Obood, acting CEO- Etisalat and Nicholas Bouverot, vice president ME, Alcatel-Lucent.
As per the deal, the duo will jointly develop the most efficient and sustainable means to deliver mobile broadband to customers – built around the Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio product family.
Through its collaboration around lightRadio, Etisalat will help define the commercial introduction of this new product family in the Middle East and in other markets, meeting its own subscribers’ demands for innovative new mobile services while providing operators with a flexible path for business growth into the next decade.
Nasser bin Obood said “Etisalat is a pioneer in delivering innovative services and applications to our customers to meet their needs in both their social and work lives.'
'This agreement will allow us to shape the future of mobile networks and define how lightRadio can be best implemented to satisfy our customers growing demands. Etisalat is proud to be the only operator in the Middle East and Africa to join this pioneering program,' he noted.
As global demand for Internet on-the-move services grows dramatically, together with the adoption of the latest smartphones and tablet devices, the need for operators to extend their wireless network coverage and capacity is also growing exponentially to cope with this demand.
The lightRadio product family addresses both of these needs, enabling superfast speeds and high-quality delivery of applications to a variety of mobile devices, while reducing the size, complexity, cost and power consumption of mobile networks, making it a greener and more cost-effective solution for operators.
“Our work with Etisalat and other operators on development of lightRadio will provide us with a greater insight into how operators plan to implement this groundbreaking new technology in their networks.” Bouverot said.-TradeArabia News Service