Alcatel-Lucent has announced the introduction of a new radio module, based on software defined radio (SDR) technology, that gives mobile service providers the flexibility to support any mix of 2G GSM, 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ and long term evolution (LTE) services simultaneously.
In addition to supporting new deployments today, this capability can be introduced in more than 700,000 Alcatel-Lucent base stations already deployed by service providers worldwide, offering a seamless, cost-effective way for operators to introduce the latest generation of technologies – at their own pace – while continuing to support their existing customers.
The new converged radio module, called the MC-TRX, is a key building block of Alcatel-Lucent’s Converged RAN (radio access network) portfolio, which is geared toward increasing the capacity and the coverage of all networks while minimizing the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for operators. This product is available for operators worldwide and has already been selected by tier 1 mobile service providers.
Source: Alcatel Lucent