Alcatel-Lucent in Togo Cellulaire network transformation
Alcatel-Lucent is to further enhance the quality, coverage and capacity of mobile broadband for customers of Togo Cellulaire, the leading mobile operator in Togo in a new major expansion of its GSM and 3G mobile broadband network.
The 2012 expansion program will enable Togo Cellulaire to transform its network, increase its capacity and improve its reliability to support growing demand for mobile broadband data and video in the country. In term of capacity, the number of 2G BTS and 3G NodeB will be increased, microwave links will provide robust backhaul to the new sites and the capacity of some of the existing microwave links will be extended. Introduction of Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) technology between Lomé, Aného and Kara will further improve mobile broadband reliability for subscribers.
As part of this network transformation, Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its Service Router 7750 (SR) and is smoothly introducing its IP/MPLS technologies to improve network resiliency and optimize the delivery of different types of mobile broadband traffic, including data services and video to customers. Alcatel-Lucent’s IP portfolio provides Togo Cellulaire with a cost-effective solution that will help to prepare and evolve their network. This will allow Togo Cellulaire to continue to provide world class services to its subscribers and meet their growing demands for mobile connectivity, both today and in the future.
Alcatel-Lucent has worked with Togo Cellulaire since 1998, providing advanced mobile solutions including GSM/EDGE and 3G mobile broadband radio access, core network and applications such as personalized ring back tones, mobile email and billing. Alcatel-Lucent has been the exclusive provider of Togo Cellulaire since 2007.