Globalive gives Alcatel-Lucent 3-year contract to built 3G network

globalivelogoGlobalive is making news in all areas over the past number of weeks. They most recently will face the CRTC due to TELUS‘ request to look into their foreign ownership. Plus they signed multi-million dollar deals with Nokia Seimens and DragonWave to help them build out their national 3G network.

Today, Globalive announced another 3-year multi-million dollar contract with Alcatel-Lucent to help further rollout of their commercial voice, mobile broadband and multimedia service offerings. According to the press release it says “Alcatel-Lucent will supply Globalive with its industry-leading, LTE-ready 3G radio access network offering, based on its multi-standard radio access solution, including radio network controllers, node Bs (base stations) and a flexible wireless network management system. For the project Alcatel-Lucent also will provide a variety of professional services including site acquisition and construction, radio frequency network design and optimization as well as overall network planning and design.

Ken Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Globalive Wireless said “Our commitment is to provide Canadian consumers with unmatched value. For that we need future-ready technology that enables the delivery of high-capacity, cost-effective IP-based services. We look to the experience, expertise and forward-thinking technology of Alcatel-Lucent to support our commitment to building an advanced, high-speed mobile network that will support economic development and jobs creation throughout Canada.”