Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) achieved an industry first by successfully completing a data call using a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband network operating at Band 14*, the spectrum earmarked for public safety agencies in the United States. The call demonstrates the readiness of the network to support current public safety applications used by police, fire and emergency medical services as well as new applications enabled by wireless broadband.
Wireless broadband is essential for addressing mission-critical needs requiring high data throughput for applications such as video surveillance, automated vehicle license plate recognition, biometric identification, mobile crime scene units and mobile incident command, geospatial information systems, automated vehicle location and more. LTE helps increase the speed and precision of the decision-making process for first responders, shaving off seconds and minutes in their response to life-threatening situations.
”This achievement represents an important step toward revolutionizing public safety networks as it establishes the readiness of LTE as a technology to enable broadband data applications,” said Morgan Wright, Vice President, Global Public Safety Segment at Alcatel-Lucent. “This call also demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in designing and deploying LTE solutions to address the unique needs of the public safety sector and marks an important milestone in support of the Public Safety solution that Alcatel-Lucent is delivering to this critical market.”
Having been selected by five customers for commercial deployments, including by two of the largest U.S. service providers, and being involved in more than 50 customer trials, Alcatel-Lucent is a global leader in LTE.
More information on Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end LTE solution: http://lte.alcatel-lucent.com/
More information on Alcatel-Lucent’s public safety solution: http://enterprise.alcatel-lucent.com/?solution=PublicSafety&page=ALUAndEADSOverview