Virginia-based nTelos, which recently wrapped up an LTE field trial with Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU), announced the vendor will expand and upgrade its existing CDMA wireless broadband network in Hagerstown, Md., providing an EV-DO Rev. A network that will be funded by money the operator received from the broadband stimulus program.
Along with the EV-DO network, Alcatel-Lucent is supplying an IP mobile backhaul network and professional services.
Alcatel-Lucent has been the exclusive provider of CDMA technology throughout nTelos' markets in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina since 2007.
nTelos recently announced it completed an LTE field trial near its headquarters in Waynesboro, Va., using Alcatel-Lucent equipment. The operator hasn't revealed any LTE plans yet, and didn't say what spectrum it used for the LTE trial. However, nTelos owns Advanced Wireless Service spectrum that covers 1.37 million POPs in markets that include Virginia.
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