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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Telefónica drives fourth generation mobile technology by commissioning six advanced pilot trials

Source: Telefónica press release
Telefónica has reached an agreement with six LTE technology providers to launch the test projects in six different countries with the view to rolling out fourth generation networks in the different regions where the Company operates. This project, coordinated globally and underpinned by the advantages afforded from the Company’s geographic scale, forms part of the process for selecting technology partners in LTE networks, the rollout of which Telefónica aims to be prepared as far in advance as possible, in line with its status as the international leader in innovation.

The suppliers Telefónica has chosen so far -Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Network and ZTE- will start rolling out the equipment necessary for testing the technology during the coming months, to get an advance look at its behaviour in the field. The project, opened to other suppliers, will take place over six months and will consist of field tests and the installation of e-node Bs.

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